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Ind vs Aus | Virat Kohli skips batting at nets ahead of Dharamsala Test

Kohli Was Present At The Ground With His Teammates. With A Bandaged Right Shoulder, Kohli Took Part In The Customary Warm-up. He Did Some Under-arm Throwing During Fielding Practice.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Mar 2017, 06:03:06 PM
Ind vs Aus | Virat Kohli skips batting at nets ahead of Dharamsala Test


Team India's skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday missed India's batting net session ahead of Dharamshala Test match against Australia. It was also learnt that pacer Mohammed Shami will not be picked for the match as he is still being monitored by physio Patrick Farhart.

Kohli is nursing an injury on his right shoulder sustained while trying to save a boundary in Australia's first innings at Ranchi. While there were speculations that he would be forced to take a break, Kohli defied odds as he came out to bat even though he didn't score too many runs in the third Test.

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Kohli was present at the ground with his teammates. With a bandaged right shoulder, Kohli took part in the customary warm-up. He did some under-arm throwing during fielding practice.

Perhaps it was more to do with not exerting pressure on his hurt shoulder. With India having another practice session slated for Friday, Kohli is expected to bat at the nets.

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Known for his guts, the India skipper will not even in his dream like to miss a match, which is set to have a lasting imprint on the series. Meanwhile, it was learnt that Shami doesn't have a chance to be picked for the game.

"Shami was with the team in Ranchi also as Farhart is monitoring his progress. He was not named in the squad of 15 for the final Test. Sending him to play Vijay Hazare final was a part of that extensive rehabilitation plan," a well-informed source told PTI on Thursday.

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First Published : 23 Mar 2017, 05:54:00 PM

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