Kohli to miss India’s World Cup opener against SA?
There is no doubt to say Kohli is crucial to India’s chances in this mega event and the way he has batted recently in the ODIs, the management will be backing the captain to lead from the front. With the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan not in the best of nicks and an uncertain middle-order, Kohli’s role will be to hold the innings from one end and score runs consistently.
India captain Virat Kohli reportedly injured his thumb during practice at Ageas Bowl stadium in Southampton on Saturday. Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart was seen applying spray on the 30-year-old's right thumb. Kohli was also seen leaving the ground with his thumb immersed in ice water. The Men in Blue will face South Africa in their opening game and will be hoping to get going from the word go. However, they have been jolted with an injury scare to their skipper Virat Kohli.
There is still fair time to go for India’s first match in the Worldcup and the management, even if it is concerning injury, will be hopeful of their most important player getting fit in time for the encounter.
India is scheduled to play their first 2019 World Cup match against South Africa on Wednesday.