There has been a lot of speculation around Virat Kohli and whether he will take the field against Australia in the fourth and deciding Test match against Australia in Dharamsala. Kohli suffered a shoulder injury while fielding in the third Test match against Australia at Ranchi and was off the field for large periods in the match.
Raising further speculations on Kohli’s availability is the fact that Shreyas Iyer has been called up as a back-up in the squad for him. Various media outlets have speculated that Kohli is set to miss the Dharamsala Test match, having failed to recover from his shoulder injury.
Now, Kohli has himself cleared the air on his availability for the Dharamsala Test. Speaking to the media at the press conference ahead of the Dharamsala Test, Kohli said, “I am no different from anyone. No special treatment for me and the same rule applies for anyone. Me being 100 per cent fit is the only condition that I will play tomorrow.”
Kohli further stated that he has taken all the medication possible in order to heal his shoulder injury, but some matters aren’t in his hands. “I have taken medication. I will still take some more time to decide on whether I will play on not. Every match is crucial for me. I want to be hundred per cent fit. Impact injury is an impact injury.”
If Virat Kohli isn’t fit for the Dharamsala Test, it’ll be a huge blow for the Indian team as they will not only miss out on their influential leader but also the best batsman in the squad.