Indian skipper Virat Kohli has hurt his shoulder and left the field for treatment in the second session on day 1 of the third Test against Australia at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi.
Kohli got injured when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder trying to save a ball from going to the boundary. He felt pain in his right shoulder immediately and was monitored by the Indian physio Patrick Farhart before he left the field. A few minutes later, he was seen sitting in the dressing room having ice-packs to the injured part. In his absence, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be the in-charge of the proceedings.
The extent of the injury is not yet known and looking at Kohli stretching his arm while leaving the field, the injury might not be very serious. The Indian skipper might be back in the field soon and the team management would want him to undergo a scan after the end of day’s play as a precaution.
Australia are 151/4 when drinks were taken in the second session with skipper Steve Smith batting on 58 along with Glenn Maxwell. Umesh Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he picked up two wickets. The Vidarbha pacer is looking deadly as he is making full use of the reverse swing and is troubling the batsmen often.
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