Harbhajan called in as cover for injured Ashwin

KANPUR: Right-arm off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been called up to the Indian squad after Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a side-strain during the first ODI against South Africa in Kanpur. Ashwin started his spell in promising fashion, but suffered a left side strain while putting in a dive in the field in the 32nd over. He returned later but could only bowl one more over before heading out again.
“After making a detailed assessment of the injury, the BCCI medical team will confirm the time frame required for Ashwin to fully recovery from the injury. Harbhajan Singh has been included in the Indian squad, and will join the team before the second match of the series in Indore,” said an official BCCI statement.