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Tendulkar back in training

May 03, 2007 20:31 IST

Sachin Tendulkar rejoined Team India's practice session for a few hits on the second day of the cricket conditioning camp, ahead of the tour of Bangladesh, in Kolkata, on Thursday.

"He continues to get ice treatment. Physio John Gloster says he is improving," the Indian team's administrative manager, Surendra Bhave, said.

Tendulkar, who skipped the morning session, wielded the willow for about 15 minutes at the indoor gymnasium adjacent to the Eden Gardens in the afternoon.

The team spent an hour at the indoor facility, where practice was temporarily shifted to due to unseasonal rain.

Later, when the team resumed practice outdoors at the Eden Gardens, Tendulkar was present throughout the session though he did not take part in it.

However, it appeared he was in no discomfort while walking.

"You saw he was walking freely. He doesn't have much of a swelling. The pain is also not there," said Bhave.

Tendulkar sprained his right ankle on Wednesday, the opening day of the camp, when he ducked awkwardly to a bouncer from pacer S Sreesanth and lost his balance.

He limped back to the dressing room without taking further part in the practice session.

Meanwhile, the players had an intense fielding and fitness session in the morning. There was hardly a moment of respite for them as the newly-appointed coaching staff, led by cricket manager Ravi Shastri, put them through a 100-minute drill.

Under new fielding coach Robin Singh, they spent about 45 minutes practising sharp pick-ups and throwing in one action, targeting a single stump.

Bowling coach Vekatesh Prasad then gave high catching and ground fielding practice.

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