Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke feels that tIndian skipper Virat Kohli’s injury in the Australian first innings during the Ranchi Test is “a lot worse than people know”.
The 28-year-old dashing Indian batsman injured his shoulder while trying to prevent a boundary. Kohli did not return to the field but came out to bat at his normal position due to the injury.
After the Ranchi Test, Clarke had said, “It was very important for him to be on the field.” He also said that Indian skipper had hidden the actual extent of his injury but believes that Kohli will be fit for the Boxing Day Test, which will be played from 25 March at Dharamsala.
With the injury, the Indian skipper gave his full participation on the field for the entire duration of the Australian second innings and even he did not let anyone feel his pain.
Speaking to Foxsports.com, the former Australian skipper praises Kohli determination, “The Indian physio, Patrick Farhart, is trying to manage his shoulder injury as much as he possibly can. I think it’s actually a lot worse than people know or that Virat is leading on. I think he’s trying to do everything he can to get out onto the park because he knows how important it is as captain to lead from the front. He certainly deserves credit for doing that. I think he’ll be 100 per cent fit for the next Test match.”
There were lots of concerns when Kohli was being taken from the field to the hospital for tests and scans. However, the Indian cricket Board issued a statement, which reads Indian captain, was being kept under medical care to keep him fit for the match, which gave some relief of Kohli's fans.