Bengaluru: India’s dashing opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday survived an injury worry after he was hit on his ribs by a net bowler during the Indian cricket team`s practice session ahead of their World Cup tie against England on Sunday.

Sehwag was one of the first to take strike at the nets at the National Cricket Academy and his batting session was curtailed when a rising delivery from a local pacer hit him on the left rib cage.

He was immediately taken to the dressing room but fortunately for India, he was declared fit. He later went to the gymnasium and also joined back the training session. Team Manager Ranjib Biswal spoke to media and cleared the air about Sehwag`s injury.

"He is fit to play. There was no need to even go for scans," Biswal told reporters.

Before the batting and bowling session, the Indian cricketers played football for about 45 minutes.