Skipper Virat Kohli is facing a finger injury scare as the right-handed batsman got hurt in his thumb during a training session in Southampton, England on Saturday, four days prior to the South Africa match on June 5.
Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended to Virat and assessed the situation, before applying spray on his right thumb. Later, Kohli was seen carrying a glass of ice water to relieve pain in his right thumb after the injury.
Team India needs their best batsman to be fit before their opening clash of the World Cup.
If Virat Kohli’s injury turns out to be serious, India’s chances of performing well at the World Cup will be dealt a huge blow. Kohli’s leadership and his prowess with the bat, are much needed if India has to mount any serious challenge for the World Cup.
There was no official word from the Indian team management or BCCI about Kohli’s injury but it is sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats before India’s World Cup opener.
However, there is still enough time for Kohli to recover for Wednesday’s encounter against South Africa.