Virat Kohli, India captain, will undergo scans to determine the nature of his shoulder injury.
The Indian captain put in a dive near the boundary in the 40th over of Day 1 in Ranchi and was seen immediately clutching his right shoulder. The skipper went off the field then and did not return for the rest of the day’s play. He was seen sporting an ice-pack on the shoulder in the dressing room.
Ajinkya Rahane led the team in Kohli’s absence.
“Virat’s injury, the exact status of that will be known first thing tomorrow morning. He is going to undergo some scans later today and we will know the exact status of it tomorrow morning. What happened today was that we took a precaution to make sure that he does not aggravate that injury.
“As far as the technique of the dive is concerned, I think it was quite an intense chase to the boundary line and in his intent to save that one run, he stopped the ball and landed on his right shoulder when he rolled over. The impact was quite heavy because of the momentum he was carrying and so there was a shock on his right shoulder. That is the current status,” said R Sridhar, the team’s fielding coach said in the post-day press conference.