Indian skipper Virat Kohli injured his shoulder while saving a boundary in the 39th over of the Aussie innings on Day 1 of the Ranchi Test. He was taken off the field by the physio and did not come out to field for the rest of the day.
While the cameras flashed shots of him icing his shoulder in the dressing room, there was no clarity on the availability of the skipper for the rest of the match. Fans grew worried after reports began making the rounds that he had been ruled out of the game.
The skipper has not sustained any serious injuries, as the Indian team confirmed on its Instagram account.
This confirms the BCCI’s press release, late on Thursday night, in which they had stated: “Virat Kohli is presently undergoing treatment to recuperate from a strain in his right shoulder. 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.”