Indian cricket team is in a real time fix regarding the captain’s participation in the final match of the test series between India and Australia. Virat Kohli might not be playing for the final match of the series in Dharamsala and will have to pass a fitness test. Kohli admitted that he is not even close to hundred percent fitness with a possibility that his right shoulder injury could get aggravated while fielding in the series.
Kohli said that he is trying to buy some time till evening to see if he can get back normal movements.
“While batting, there is no problem whatsoever of it getting aggravated. So it’s a bit different obviously from when you are 100% fit. Again, you never know. I have taken medication after the last game, so I am just hoping that it takes me a bit more time to get back to the normal movements that I have. As I said, I have to give it a few more hours and take that call.”
Kohli does not expect special treatment and insists he will only play against Australia in the fourth and final Test if he is fully fit. He missed batting in the nets at training on Friday and Thursday and was in a subdued mood before the fourth Test, which begins on Saturday. The star batsman is battling a shoulder injury suffered during the drawn third Test in Ranchi.
“The same process applies to me as it does for all the other members of the team. There’s no special treatment for anyone. If I’m 100% fit for the game, that is the only condition that I would take the field.” Kohli said in a pre-press release.
Reports suggest the uncapped Shreyas Iyer has been called up as cover for Kohli, who has made just 46 runs at an average of 9.20 in the series so far.