Chennai: Virat Kohli was walking with a slight limp, but maintained that he was “absolutely fine.”
“I’m absolutely fine,” Kohli told The Telegraph at the Taj Coromandel late on Sunday.
Kohli slipped and fell on his right knee while bowling in the first ODI against Pakistan, at the Chepauk.
Gutsy that he is, Kohli refused to be stretchered off, but had been in enormous pain for four-five minutes.
Kohli underwent an MRI scan, after which the Board issued a media release. Among other things, it said: “All his major ligaments are fine. There is minimal injury fluid in his knee. His condition will be monitored.”
It’s not clear whether Kohli is going to play in the second ODI, at the Eden, on Thursday. Perhaps, he will be rested, for plenty of cricket remains this season.
Like most of his teammates, Kohli is heading home, to New Delhi, for a day and is going to report in Calcutta on Tuesday morning.