India Vs Australia: Virat Kohli recuperating from shoulder strain, says BCCI

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Ranchi, March 16: India skipper Virat Kohli is recuperating from the shoulder injury he sustained while fielding on the opening day of the third Test against Australia on Thursday (March 16). (VIDEO: Kohli injures shoulder)

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The BCCI medical team confirmed informed in the evening,"India captain Kohli is presently undergoing treatment to recuperate from a strain in his right shoulder."

India Vs Australia: Virat Kohli recuperating from shoulder strain, says BCCI

"Relevant investigations have revealed that there are no serious concerns, which will hamper his speedy recovery from a strain in his right shoulder due to a fall while fielding in Ranchi," said a BCCI release.

"He will continue to receive treatment, which will assist him to participate in the rest of the match," added the release.

(Status on Kohli to be known on 2nd day)

Team India suffered a blow when their skipper Kohli was taken out of the ground after he injured his shoulder while saving a boundary.

However, team's fielding coach R Sridhar said his status will be known on 2nd day after Kohli's scan reports were out.

At the end of day's play, India's fielding coach R Sridhar told that the seriousness of Kohli's shoulder injury will be assessed on second day (Friday morning) after the scan reports.

Trying to save a boundary at deep midwicket in the 40th over, Kohli landed heavily on his right shoulder on the fast and hard outfield of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium Complex. 

As a precautionary measure Kohli was given ice-pack treatment.

Meanwhile, Australia scored 299 for the loss of four wickets at the end of day's play. Aussie skipper Steve Smith slammed a brilliant ton to steady the visitors.

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