Ravi Shastri gives a fresh update on injured Virat Kohli
He was in complete discomfort while batting in the second innings at Lord's.
Updated - Aug 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Team India is gearing up for one of the most important Test matches of recent times. They will take the field at Trent Bridge on Saturday with an aim to reduce England‘s series lead. This is a do or die game for the visitors and no wonder they would want their best player to be fit. Virat Kohli was in complete discomfort while batting in the second innings at Lord’s due to his lower back injury. However, Ravi Shastri has provided a much-awaited update on his injury ahead of the crucial game.
Kohli was grimacing in pain during his 29-ball 17-run knock at the Home of Cricket last week and one felt that he will not be able to feature in the next Test. He had expressed confidence of getting fit in time for the game albeit not 100 percent. The visitors would want their ace player completely fit though in such an important game which might even decide the fate of the series.
He’s getting better
Ravi Shastri, while speaking to the media, asserted that Virat Kohli is getting better every day but didn’t tell anything about his participation in the third Test. “He’s (Kohli) feeling much better. You saw him in the nets. He is moving much better and improving by the day,” he said. This comes as a huge relief for the fans as the chances of him playing are increased now and might well be completely fit before the toss on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, there were also reports that he was in no discomfort whatsoever while batting in the nets and walked away with three bats in his hands after a stint. Meanwhile, Shastri was also asked about Rishabh Pant making his debut at Trent Bridge but the 56-year-old preferred to hold the cards close to his chest.
The third Test between India and England will be played in Nottingham and the team would be keen to make it 2-1 as Kohli had said after the last game.