Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (R) (Credits: Getty)

India skipper Virat Kohli has given a promising and positive update on his thumb injury. There were apprehensions over Kohli’s thumb after he coped a blow on his right thumb during the third ODI against West Indies.

In the 27th over of India’s run chase, Kohli was hit on the right thumb by a Kemar Roach bouncer. The Indian captain was seen grimacing in pain as he received treatment on the field. Fortunately, Kohli continued his batting and eventually led India to a series-clinching six-wicket win. Following the game, Kohli dispelled any fears on his thumb.

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The India star said that he has not suffered any fracture on his thumb and will be available for the upcoming Test series against West Indies. The two-match series gets underway on August 22.

“Thankfully, it’s not a fracture (about his injury), just a split on the nail in the front. I think I should be fine for the first Test,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

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India, meanwhile, beat West Indies by six wickets (DLS method) in the third ODI. Chasing a revised total of 255 in 35 overs, India reached the target inside 33 overs. Virat Kohli once again led the chase by scoring an unbeaten century while Shreyas Iyer scored 65.

Kohli said that the team was worried because of the rain and West Indies’ solid start with the bat. He concluded by saying that the players are looking forward to a good Test series.

“We were a bit nervous when the rain break happened because of the fact they played so well in the first 10 overs. We felt that with DLS, the game can go out of our reach. The outfield got wet as well, we thought they could capitalise but the bowlers did a great job. We are feeling very confident. We’ve got a practice game which will allow the players to get into the Test rhythm. We’re looking forward to two good Test matches,” he said.

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