But the Indian batting sensation is leaving no stone unturned to return to full fitness. On Tuesday, Kohli posted a video on Twitter and shared his current injury status. In the video he said, "Hey guys, a lot of hard work is going on. The rehab is on and just doing what I can do best and what I am allowed to do at the moment. Hard work is the only way and hard work always pays off."
Hard work always pays off 👍💪 pic.twitter.com/NmhPOmhS2f— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 29, 2018
He will undergo a fitness test on June 15 in Bangalore, a day after India starts their Test against debutants Afghanistan.
Initially there was some confusion pertaining to Kohli’s injury as a slip disk was suspected. But later BCCI in a press release cleared the issue.
The release said, "Team India Captain Mr Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the VIVO IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th May 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Mr Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating.”
"This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI Medical team, subsequent scans, and a specialist visit. The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team.”
"He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15. The BCCI Medical Team is confident that Mr Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India's upcoming tours to Ireland and England."
Since 2016, Kohli has played 134 matches, making him busiest player in the world. Whereas in 2017 alone, he appeared in nine Tests, 29 ODIs and 9 T20Is.
First Published: May 29, 2018, 4:31 PM IST