Tendulkar Passed Fit For Australia Test Series

India's most prolific batsman Sachin Tendulkar was declared fit on Friday for the four-Test home series against Australia starting in Bangalore on October 9th.

Tendulkar, 35, pulled out of the Irani Trophy match this week to recover from an elbow injury sustained during the third test Tn Sri Lanka last month which forced him out of the subsequent One Day series.

A board statement said the physiotherapist who assessed Tendulkar's fitness at the National Cricket Academy had declared him fit. It said Tendulkar would join a training camp in Bangalore next week.

Tendulkar, who has become increasingly injury prone, is 76 runs short of retired West Indian Brian Lara's world record 11,953 Test runs.

© Reuters 2008

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