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Kohli injures shoulder, scan reports awaited

India captain Virat Kohli’s further participation in the crucial third cricket Test against Australia was thrown into jeopardy on Thursday due to a shoulder injury, the extent of which will be known on Friday.

Kohli injures shoulder, scan reports awaited
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Virat Kohli injures shoulder, scan reports awaited

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Kohli could not field more than half the day after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder trying to save a boundary in the mid-wicket region in the post-lunch session. Ajinkya Rahane led the team in Kohli’s absence. 

He was treated with ice packs and later he was seen doing shadow practice inside the dressing room. “There was a shock on his right shoulder, that’s the current status. But the exact status of the injury will be known by Friday after we get the scan reports,” India’s fielding coach R Sridhar said. 

“We took precaution today to make sure that the injury does not aggravate,” Sridhar added. Asked whether Virat would be able to bat, Sridhar said: “We will answer that when we get the correct status. Let’s cross the bridge when it comes.”

Such was the impact that he had difficulty in standing up and was seen grimacing in pain, clutching his right shoulder to be rushed out of the field immediately. 

Sridhar said the ground was hard and sloping in nature. “It was fast sloping and hard as well. It had all the ingredients of a fast outfield,” Sridhar said.

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