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Kohli 'doing fine' after injuring thumb during nets

June 02, 2019 16:52 IST

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli was hit on his thumb while batting in the nets on Saturday, ahead of India’s World Cup opener against South Africa, in Southampton. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

India captain Virat Kohli "is doing fine" despite being hit on his thumb while batting in the nets ahead of the team's World Cup opener against South Africa, in Southampton, on Wednesday.


"He got hit while batting but is doing fine. There is nothing to worry as of now," team sources said.

Kohli hurt his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday, prompting physiotherapist Patrick Farhat to treat the Indian skipper.

Farhat was first used the magic spray on the injured finger and then applied tape on it.

Later, Kohli left the field with his thumb dipped in a glass of ice.

India, one of the favourites for the title, were hit by injuries in the run up to the World Cup. While all-rounder Vijay Shankar had to sit out of the warm-up game against New Zealand after hurting his elbow, Kedar Jadhav is still recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained up during IPL and missed India's warm-up games against the Kiwis and Bangladesh.

Jadhav, a key figure in India's middle-order, batted in the nets on Saturday, an indication that he could be fit in time for the game against South Africa.