It looks like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took a severe blow just before the start of IPL 2017. RCB skipper Virat Kohli might miss the initial few matches of IPL 2017. This is because he apparently still needs time to regain 100% fitness.


The Indian captain has been suffering from a shoulder injury that he had sustained on the first day of the Ranchi Test against Australia. After the scan, the doctors and the team physio had confirmed that it was only an external injury and within a few weeks time, he would be fit to bring the fire on the field again.


That is the reason Kohli had pulled out of the 4th Test against Australia as well. Ajinkya Rahane led Team India from the front and helped his side reach an incredible victory.


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“Still a few weeks to go till I can be 100 per cent on the field. You have to take it in your stride and move forward,” Kohli said at the presentation ceremony after India won the fourth Test against Australia on Tuesday.


If Kohli misses out the first few matches of the 10th edition of the Vivo IPL, it remains to be seen, who will take charge of the side which is yet to win the title. In all probabilities, it is likely going to be AB de Villiers, who will take charge of the team, if Kohli misses out.