India caption Virat Kohli had to walk off the field on Thursday after landing on his right shoulder in an attempt to save a boundary on the first day of the Ranchi Test against Australia.
Kohli dived in the outfield to save a boundary and tumbled over the ropes. While he did manage to save the boundary, the Indian captain was seen grimacing in pain as he rubbed his right shoulder.
Kohli didn’t take any chances and walked off the field with the Indian physio in tow. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane took charge of leading the team in Kohli’s absence. Virat Kohli didn’t look in a lot of pain, as he kept rotating his shoulder as he walked off, but the Indian captain wouldn’twant to take any chances with his own fitness, given his importance for the team.
There was stunned silence around the JSCA Stadium, which is hosting its first Test match, as Kohli walked off. Kohli has been struggling with form in the ongoing series as he just scored 40 runs in the first two matches.