Ranchi, March 16: India captain Virat Kohli suffered a serious injury scare after he walked off the field after injuring his right shoulder while preventing a boundary on the opening day of the third Test against Australia here on Thursday (March 16).
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.
Such was the impact that he had difficulty in standing up and was seen grimacing in pain, clutching his right shoulder. He will now go to the hospital to get his shoulder scanned.
The Indian team physio Patrick Farhart rushed on to the field and escorted the skipper off.
Kohli was seen applying ice pack immediately on to his right shoulder and it was on for a considerable period of time.
Kohli did not take the field even after tea with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane doing the captain's job.
Kohli, who has been in breathtaking form right through India's packed home season, has been off-colour in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia, managing just 40 runs in four innings so far.
(With inputs from agencies)