Virat Kohli gives the final update on his neck injury ahead of team’s departure to Ireland
Virat Kohli was restricted from playing county due to his neck injury.
by Sai Author
Published - Jun 22, 2018 3:16 pm | Updated - Jun 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Team India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri attended the press conference ahead of their departure to Ireland for the two-match T20I series against the men in green. The 29-year-old captain is coming back after skipping the historic Afghanistan Test and the most-hyped County stint for Surrey.
Virat Kohli was restricted from playing county due to his neck injury. However, he is all fit for the upcoming UK tour against Ireland and England. He recently passed the yo-yo test with flying colours and is eager to roar in the much-awaited tour. Speaking about his current situation, he said that he’s feeling fully fit and his neck seems to be fine.
“I’m 100 percent fit; the neck is fine. I’m having six to seven sessions and that kind of practice is boding perfectly well for me,” said Kohli during the pre-departure press conference. A few days back, there were reports emerging that Rohit Sharma is going to lead the T20I side in Kohli’s absence, but the latest press conference is a huge relief for Kohli fans.
Yo-Yo test – A mandatory fitness test to get into the team
In order to increase the fitness levels of the Indian players, head coach Ravi Shastri raised the fitness test bat from 16.1 to 16.3. However, this is very low compared to other top teams – Pakistan (above 17) and Australia (19). Speaking about it, Shastri went on to say that the yo-yo test is mandatory for all the players to pass to make it to the team, “The Yo-Yo Test is here to stay. If you can pass it, well and good. If not, you can take a walk. There is no room for error. The captain is leading from the front.”
Team India will play their first T20I against Ireland on 27th June.