Kohli has hidden true extent of his injury: Michael Clark

21 Mar 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Kohli's injury at Ranchi test match

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke said that Virat Kohli's shoulder injury "could be worse than it appears".

He was quoted saying, "Kohli has hidden the true extent of his injury."

Clarke added, "I think he's trying to do everything he can to get out onto the park because he knows how important it is as captain to lead from the front."

In context: Kohli's injury at Ranchi test match

DetailsKohli gets injured on the first day of Ranchi test

Indian captain Virat Kohli suffered an injury on the first day of the third test against Australia.

He was chasing a drive from Peter Handscomb, when Kohli dived to catch the ball before it touched the boundary rope. However, he tumbled, and landed on his right shoulder.

Virat then did not appear on the field, Ajinkya Rahane stood in as the captain.

Kohli shrugs off injury to bat for the team

Virat Kohli shrugged off injury scare and came to bat for the team in the first innings on the third day. Kohli faced 23 deliveries and scored six runs, before being caught on the slips by Steven Smith off Pat Cummins.
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Controversy over Virat's injury

DetailsControversy over Virat's injury

On the day three of the Ranchi test match, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell mocked Virat Kohli's injury by clutching on to his right shoulder the way Indian captain had done on the first day.

However, on the fourth day of the match, Kohli gave David Warner an animated send-off by patting his right shoulder, after he was sent back to pavilion by Jadeja.

21 Mar 2017Kohli has hidden true extent of his injury: Michael Clark

Clarke thinks Kohli will be 100% fit for next test

In an interview, Michael Clark also said, "Kohli certainly deserves credit for coming back on field. It was very important for him to be on the field. I think he'll be 100 per cent fit for the next Test match."