Look away Indian fans but it looks like the Indian captain may no longer take part in the third test match between India and Australia in Ranchi. Here we have a huge update on Virat Kohli’s injury !
“Virat fell on his right shoulder during the game and suffered a grade 1 ligament tear. His body structure seems to be ok but the doctors have advised rest for at least 1 week to 10 days(sic),” said Dr Abhishek who treated on the Indian captain in Ranchi.
“Further calls will be made by the Indian team doctors and physios but this is our assessment of the entire situation,” he further added. (A Huge Update on Virat Kohli’s injury !)
According to the ICC’s playing conditions, if a player is absent from the field of play for any longer than eight minutes, the player “shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.”‘
However, “an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field. Nor shall it apply if the player has been absent for very exceptional and wholly acceptable reasons (other than injury or illness).” (A Huge Update on Virat Kohli’s injury !)
Ajinkya Rahane will now lead the side in Kohli’s absence which comes as a significant blow to India’s chances in the Test match.
Here’s hoping Virat Kohli makes a quick recovery !