KOLKATA: Indian batsman Virat Kohli was rendered a doubtful starter for the second One-day International against Pakistan to be played here on Thursday after he suffered a foot injury in the first match in Chennai on Sunday evening.
Kohli suffered the injury while bowling the 41st over of Pakistan’s run chase. His backfoot slipped in the delivery stride and he landed on his knees. He limped off the field and Suresh Raina finished off the last ball of the over.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Kohli’s condition will be monitored and a decision on his availability for the second the game will be taken over the next couple of days.
“Virat Kohli, who sustained a foot injury while bowling in the first one-dayer against Pakistan at Chennai on Sunday, underwent an MRI scan after the game,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a release.
“All his major ligaments are fine. There is minimal injury fluid in his knee. He will recover after treatment. His condition will be monitored, and a decision on whether he will play the second match at Kolkata on Jan 3 ([Thursday], will be taken over the next couple of days,” the release said.—Agencies