Watch: Virat Kohli injures his right shoulder badly while fielding

Watch: Virat Kohli injures his right shoulder badly while fielding

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Team India captain Virat Kohli injured his right shoulder badly during the opening day of the 3rd Test against Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi and left the field immediately to receive treatment. He looked in ominous pain after falling awkwardly on his right shoulder while chasing a shot from Peter Handscomb in the 39th over.

Ravindra Jadeja bowled a delivery on the middle and leg and much like Steve Smith, his partner Handscomb came dancing down the track to whip Jadeja towards the mid-wicket boundary. Kohli gave a spirited chase and saved it inches ahead of the boundary ropes. But while diving he fell terribly on his right shoulder and looked in terrible pain.

The physio came out immediately for treatment and Kohli left the field with him. He is yet to come out in the field but just before tea, he was itching to come out in the field. Given the attitude of Kohli he might be back in the field in the last session but given the prowess of Kohli, the team management wouldn’t want to risk him because he is their most important batsman.

Meanwhile, Australia reached 194/4 at tea with captain Steve Smith again hogging the limelight with unbeaten innings of 80. The visitors lost only one wicket in the post-lunch session of Peter Handscomb and apart from few misses here and there the duo of Smith and comeback man Glenn Maxwell looked in complete control of proceedings. Australia will look to carry on from where they left in the 2nd session and put up a dominating session in the final session of the opening day.

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India, on the other hand, will be looking to get a breakthrough and run through the lower middle order of the Australian batting line-up. We have seen in the past Australian lower order falling to the spinners in the subcontinent so India will be looking for a wicket which might just open the floodgates for a procession of sorts.

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