10 Jun 2009

Sehwag out of Twenty20 World Cup

12:03 pm on 10 June 2009

India's batting star Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup with a shoulder injury and he'll be returning home.

The 30-year-old was injured in the lead-up to the tournament and didn't play against Bangladesh last weekend.

The Indian selectors have named wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik as Sehwag's replacement, although the call-up needs to be ratified by the International Cricket Council.