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Kohli sweats it out in the nets in Kolkata

January 02, 2013 20:57 IST

Virat Kohli, who suffered a foot injury in the first One-Day International against Pakistan in Chennai, looked fit in the nets on Wednesday and was seen knocking at the ball for quite a long time during the two-hour practice session.

Even Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that Kohli would be available for selection for the second match on Thursday.

"He's available for selection," Dhoni said on the eve of the India-Pakistan's second ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Kohli, however, did not pad up and refrained from the rigours of net practice.

He had suffered a foot injury while bowling the 41st over of Pakistan's run chase in the first ODI. He limped off the field after slipping in the delivery stride and landing on his knees.

The Indian batsmen followed the batting order in the nets with fielding coach Trevor Penney testing them with high-rising deliveries.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja sweated it out at the nets, giving ample indication that he might get a look in for out-of-form Rohit Sharma, who has totalled 34 in his last four innings (one ODI and three T20Is).

There is also speculation that in-form batsman Ajinkya Rahane may make the cut, but with Kohli looking fit, it remains to be seen whether the youngster will get a chance.

Meanwhile, the met department has forecast a few spells of rains but a clear day towards the afternoon and evening.

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