Indian Test captain Virat Kohli got injured while fielding on day 1 of the third Test against Australia in Ranchi. Kohli was chasing the ball to the boundary and in an effort to stop the ball, he hit his shoulder hard on the ground. He looked in immense pain and it did not take him long to know that it was not just niggle. Kohli left the ground, leaving everyone guessing about his injury.
This is how the incident took place on day 1:
BCCI, through a press release, said that there are no serious concerns and Virat is expected to take the field soon. The release read, “The BCCI Medical Team confirms that Indian Captain Mr. Virat Kohli is presently undergoing treatment to recuperate from a strain in his right shoulder.”
It further said, “Relevant investigations have revealed that there are no serious concerns, which will hamper his speedy recovery from a strain in his right shoulder due to a fall while fielding on Day 1 of the third Paytm Test against Australia in Ranchi. He will continue to receive treatment, which will assist him to participate in the rest of the match.”
Australia ended the day on a high note and Indian team clearly missed the leadership of Kohli. Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane was running out of ideas as Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell stayed till the end of the day.