The third day of the penultimate Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy brought some sensational news for the Indians right at the start as skipper Virat Kohli was declared fit to bat. In a tweet released by the BCCI, which shows an enthusiastic Kohli padded up, it was revealed the Indian captain is fit to bat and would come out at his usual position (No. 4).
With India in pursuit of a colossal 451 from Australia in the first innings, Kohli’s knock is bound to hold the aces for the hosts. His contribution will be critical for India in all aspects, as a big one from him could well witness the side doing something absolutely special at Ranchi.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2017
Last evening, it was pacer Umesh Yadav, who dropped enough hints stating Kohli is fit to bat on third day.
“The bandage will obviously be there because if you have a shoulder injury, you need the bandage to hold it together but he Kohli is ready to play,” Umesh said. “He has been batting in the nets as well, so obviously he will come back.
“On this wicket, it is very difficult to stop singles,” he said about the surface.
“450 has taken them four and a half sessions to get, so on an average [that is] 100 runs per session. We also made 120 in one session. On this pitch, it is hard to stem the flow of runs; it isn’t as easy to bowl as you might think because the singles will keep coming and the outfield is so quick that once it is in the gap, it will go to the boundary. 450 is there or thereabouts,20-30 this side or that, but we will try to get to that total.”