Bangalore: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said they will badly miss street-smart Praveen Kumar in the upcoming World Cup as the pacer has been ruled out of cricket's showpiece event due to an elbow injury.
Praveen, who has been a vital cog in India's ODI scheme of things for a little over three years and was certain in India's seam attack in the World Cup, was ruled out on Monday after failing to recover from an elbow injury which he sustained during the South Africa tour.
It is very unfortunate that Praveen had to miss the World Cup. He featured consistently in the ODIs for us. He is a street-smart cricketer and we will miss him a lot, Dhoni said during a pre-tournament press conference here.
But you can't really restrict injuries from happening to players, he added....more
09:14 AM, Dec 12, 2007