Sachin Tendulkar off field with viral infection

Sachin Tendulkar was off the field at the start of the fourth day’s play in the first Test against England at Lord’s with a viral infection.

A statement from India team manager Anirudh Chaudhry read: “Sachin Tendulkar has a viral infection and is resting under medical advice and will take the field later in the day after further medical assessment.”

Sachin Tendulkar batted with a running fever during India’s first innings on Saturday and left for the team hotel soon after he was out in the first Test.

Tendulkar, who is just one century short of his 100th international century, scored a quick 34 from 58 balls before he was caught by Graeme Swann off Stuart Broad.

Sachin, who did not field on Day three during England`s second innings, would be required to take the field on the fourth day`s play in order to bat at his customary number four position.

In he fails to do so, he could only come out to bat after the fall of India`s fifth wicket.

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