In a welcome news for the Indian team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed Virat Kohli has not suffered any serious injury after hurting his shoulder on the first day of the third Test in Ranchi.

The India skipper, while trying to save a Peter Handscomb shot from crossing the boundary rope, sprinted from mid-on towards the long-on boundary before diving to pull the ball back. However, in doing so, he fell awkwardly on his right-shoulder and was grimacing in pain while clutching his shoulder. The 28-year old went off the field immediately, and did not return for the rest of the day. He watched the rest of the day’s play from the dressing room with an ice pack strapped to his shoulder much to the concern of the team management.

Several media reports suggested that the India skipper has been ruled out of the match but the BCCI has quashed all the reports by confirming that the batsman is undergoing treatment to recover from injury which will help him to take further part in the match.

“The BCCI Medical Team confirms that Indian Captain Mr. Virat Kohli is presently undergoing treatment to recuperate from a strain in his right shoulder. He will continue to receive treatment, which will assist him to participate in the rest of the match,” BCCI statement read.

Another tweet from the Indian cricket board confirmed that the skipper has not suffered any serious injury.

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