| GEO Sports|
| India hit by Gambhir injury|
| Updated at: 1154 PST, Friday, September 11, 2009|
NEW DELHI: Indian hopes to become number one hit by Gambhir injury.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded the team will miss Gautam Gambhir and revealed Dinesh Karthik will don the opener's role in the ongoing Compaq Cup cricket tri-series in Sri Lanka.
Gambhir will return home without playing a single match owing to a groin injury, which would mean India would miss both their regular openers since Virender Sehwag is also out of action following a shoulder surgery.
In such a scenario, Dhoni said Karthik would open the innings along with Sachin Tendulkar.