- Virat Kohli suffered a strain on his right shoulder on Day 1 of the third Test in Ranchi.
- Kohli had an MRI scan on his shoulder in a hospital in Ranchi and the reports are not threatening at all.
On the very first day of the third Test match of the ongoing Test series between India and Australia, Virat Kohli injured his right shoulder. The Indian captain was trying to save a boundary on Thursday and fell on his right shoulder.
He was immediately taken off the field by the Indian team physio and Ajinkya Rahane took over the duties from Kohli for rest of the Day 1 and Day 2 as well, until Australia batted. Kohli had an MRI scan on his shoulder in a hospital in Ranchi and the reports are not threatening at all.
Thousands of fans thronged outside the hospital to know about Kohli’s condition. The doctors confirmed that the injury is an external one and therefore Kohli can choose to bat whichever position he wants to on Day 3 of the third Test between India and Australia.
Kohli was also seen doing shadow practice with his bat inside the dressing room and that was indeed a soothing sight for all the fans. However, India fielding coach R Sridhar also said that they too precautionary measures for the Indian skipper Kohli.
India finished Day 2 at 120/1 with Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease. India are still trailing by 351 runs. The more these two batsmen stay at the crease the more time Kohli will get to recover.
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Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:58 PM IST