India suffers injury scare, as Virat Kohli injures his thumb in the practice session, ahead of world cup opener against South Africa

Team India, on Saturday, suffered a big injury scare of their skipper Virat Kohli, injuring his thumb. Kohli suffered the injury during the team’s practice session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday(June1st). The Indian team-management would be desperately hoping that Kohli recovers completely in time before their opening match in the world cup campaign on June 5th against South Africa, who were defeated by Bangladesh yesterday (Sunday).
As soon as the captain injured his thumb, he appeared to be in some discomfort and was attended by the physiotherapist Patrick Farhart immediately. Farhart then applied some spray to ease the pain and later applied some ice. The India skipper then walked off the field as he returned to the dressing room. 
 "He got hit while batting but is doing fine. There is nothing to worry as of now," team sources told PTI (Press Trust of India). 
With India set to play at least nine games in the World Cup, Indian team-management would have to take a bold call if Kohli’s thumb injury in case if it becomes serious later on.
India, who is one of the hot favourites in this World cup, were hit by injuries in the run-up to the World Cup. 
While the batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar had to sit out against New Zealand after hurting his elbow in the practice session, Kedar Jadhav is still recovering from a shoulder injury that he picked up during IPL and missed India's both of the warm-up games against the Kiwis and Bangladesh. 
Jadhav, who is a key figure in India's middle-order, batted comfortably in the nets on Saturday, which is an indication that he might be fit in time for the game against South Africa on Jun 5th 2019. 


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