Mumbai: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruled out of the forthcoming Asia Cup tournament to be played in Bangladesh this month.
He sustained a Grade 1 left side strain injury during the second Test against New Zealand, sources said.
Dhoni will undergo rehabilitation for ten days.
The All India Selection Committee has picked Dinesh Kartik as Dhoni's replacement for wicketkeeper during the tournament.
Virat Kohli will lead Team India in the Asia Cup tournament.
The tournament will begin on Feb 25 and the final will be played on March 8 at Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur.
India will meet Bangladesh on Feb 26, Srilanka on Feb 28 and Pakistan on March 2. It will meet minnows Afghanistan on March 5.
The injury to Dhoni was revealed soon after the Indian squad arrived in Mumbai Thursday from New Zealand where they failed to win any match, losing two of the three One-Day Internationals and one of the two Tests. The last ODI was washed out by rain and the second Test in Wellington was drawn.
Kohli has led India in eight one-dayers when Dhoni injured his hamstring during a tri-series in the West Indies in July. He was rested for the following tour of Zimbabwe in July-August.
Under Kohli's leadership India won seven matches.
Karthik last played for India on the Zimbabwe tour er Kohli.