Virat Kohli is much more than just a captain in the Indian cricket team. He is good with his athleticism in the field; he is the crowd-engrosser too. But, the Indian crowd in the JSCA International Stadium Ranchi fell flat when the day 1 of the third test between India and Australia became the mishap. Indian Captain had to walk off the field when he got his right shoulder injured. The injury kept him off the field for the entire post lunch session and he even could not take the field after the tea-break. Meanwhile, the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane did the Captain’s job for the team.
How the incident happened?
It was an intense chase to the boundary line; he wanted to prevent the boundary. In action to stop the ball he landed heavily rolling on his right shoulder. After falling Captain somehow managed to get back on his feet but he was uncomfortable because of the pain. Ice-pack was immediately applied to his shoulder.
Kohli is good at making the plans and winning the game accordingly. However, team India found themselves in a promising position when they had been asked to field first by Australia. Kohli and his bowlers planned to attack the stumps but the opening was not so good, after which team India tried tightening the screw. Before he could catch the flow of the game, the incident of his shoulder injury took place and the things turned sour for the team.
In the absence of captain, Ajinkya did a very good job. Team was satisfied with his approach of handling the team and communicating with the bowlers and he also kept the team energy going well. But, Ajinkya wasn’t always too aware of what the plan should be, therefore he was found taking advice from the senior players on a continuous process.
Australia’s Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell stole the show by adding 159 unbroken runs on Australia’s count. Steve recorded his second century of the series, closing the Australia’s score on 299/4.
The team and country is looking forward for the healthy and fit come back of the captain to the field.
The exact update on his shoulder injury is expected till morning as he has to go scans tonight.