CWC 2019: Kohli hurts his finger during training session
In what could turn out to be a massive setback for team India ahead of their World Cup opener against South Africa, the skipper Virat Kohli inadvertently hurt his finger during his training session at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday, thereby putting his participation chances in doubt.
Though there isn’t any official confirmation that Kohli would miss the tourney opener, the Indian team management would only tread with caution in handling cases like these.
It is cognisance of the fact that the run-machine is pivotal to the team’s winning chances in this showpiece event. The World No.1 batsman has been in sensational form of late and the team management will do their maximum best to back the skipper to lead the side from the vanguard.
With the team’s potential openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are not in good touch at the moment, a team without Kohli will be in a vulnerable position.
Kohli’s injury is not so serious
According to Sportstar, Kohli’s injury is not a serious one but the pictures suggest that he definitely is in pain and was also seen seeking much-needed assistance from the team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart. He first walked off the ground with his thumb immersed in the glass of cold water in a bid to relieve the pain to some extent.
However, Virat Kohli appeared to be in a bit of discomfort after hurting his thumb during the training session on Saturday according to Sportstar. Even the team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended him and assessed the situation. Later he applied the spray to Virat’s right thumb.
The early signs are worrying for the Indian fans as they have already been counting on him to bag more runs in the tournament.
But, the fans can calm themselves as they still have some good time to go for team’s first match in the World Cup as Virat Kohli will be looking forward to getting fit in time for the epic battle.