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Gloster happy with Yuvraj's progress

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Yuvraj Singh. File Photo: V. Ganesan
Yuvraj Singh. File Photo: V. Ganesan

Bangalore: Indian cricket team physio John Gloster has expressed his satisfaction over Yuvraj Singh's recovery from a knee injury.

"I really cannot comment on specific players and as for Yuvraj's fitness, it was there for all to see during the course of the recent one-day matches. I am very happy with the progress he has made in terms of his fitness.

"As far as fitness tests go, every match is a test of his match fitness. The same holds true for Munaf Patel who has been with us for the past few days," Gloster said, on the sidelines of a Level One course for physios and trainers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Gloster also mentioned about the assistance given by the BCCI's physician Dr. Anant Joshi and his son Dr. Mithun Joshi in Yuvraj's fast recovery.

"Yuvraj has worked hard and he was closely monitored by Dr. Anant Joshi and his son Dr. Mithun Joshi at Mumbai. That was a big help," Gloster added.

On the players' fitness levels in the lead-up to the World Cup, Gloster said: "Yes, it has been good. We are now looking at the four one-dayers against Sri Lanka and we have given the training schedules to the players. We hope that the fitness levels will be good as we go into the World Cup."

All praise for NCA

Gloster also praised the NCA. "The NCA is an excellent facility and the young boys who have trained here have gained a lot. Greg (trainer Gregory King) and I are trying to pass on our expertise and experience to the physios and trainers here who are attending the course.

"I am happy with the ability of the physios and trainers who are coming to the NCA for training programmes," Gloster added. Principal Correspondent

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