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Injury Worry Continues For Gautam Gambhir

PTI 26 Aug 2011, 17:43:31 IST

Hove, Aug 26: The mystery over Gautam Gambhir's illness isn't getting over in a hurry for the latest indications emerging from the Indian dressing room is that all is not well with the left-handed opener.

Gambhir reportedly still is suffering from blurred vision and is almost certain to miss out the day-night fixture against Kent on Friday.

If things improve dramatically over the next couple of days, Gambhir ought to be targetting the one-day game against Leicestershire on August 29 after which the Twenty20 and five one-day internationals against England would be played.

However, things are looking far from rosy as the Delhi opener is having trouble on fixing his sight on anything - be it looking at the mobile or watching the television.

Gambhir took to indoor nets at Hove county cricket ground for 45 minutes on Thursday. Bowling coach Eric Simmons was at hand to look at his progress. To onlookers though it was apparent he had trouble in picking up the line and length of throwdowns which Simmons hurled at him.

During the innings break in the match between Sussex and the Indians on Thursday, Gambhir came out and tested himself out with a run in the ground with a support staff of the Indian team trying to assess his state of fitness.

Apparently Gambhir suffers from a nausea whenever he tries expert himself either physically or when he fixes his eye on anything.

The left-hander is suffering from blurred vision after the concussion he suffered while fielding in the final Test at Oval last week.

The one-off Twenty20 match is scheduled to be held on August 31 while the first one-day international will be staged in Durham on September 3. PTI