Team India’s fielding coach R Sridhar today said the seriousness of captain Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury will be assessed tomorrow morning after the scan reports.
“Scans will be taken later today and the exact status of the injury will be known tomorrow morning,” Sridhar said while addressing the press conference at the end of the first day of play at Ranchi.
He said that since the outfield was fast the only way to stop boundaries was try and dive and the cut the ball.
Virat sustained the injury in the 40th over when diving to save a boundary and was off the field for the rest of the day during which as a precautionary measure, he took ice-pack treatment. After Kohli’s departure Ajinkaya Rahane handled the captaincy duties.
Sridhar said that Rahane did a fine job as he was taking advice from Ashwin and other senior players and did the bowling changes well and kept the positive energy going.
When asked about bowlers going wicket less in the third and final session of the day, he said that the day was among the better batting days this series but was sure of the bowlers coming back like they have done earlier this home season.
“This is not the first time. Examples of Mumbai and Chennai Test come to mind when we came back into the match. A couple of good spells from Umesh Yadav today, reversing the ball at times was the way to go about. Certainly, bouncer is not an option when there is not much pace on the pitch. Let’s see how the game unfolds tomorrow,” Sridhar added.