Kohli dismisses injury concerns after thumb blow

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Virat Kohli (Photo courtesy: PTI)

Port of Spain– India captain Virat Kohli has said that he did not suffer from a fracture after he was hit on the thumb during India’ victory in the third ODI against the West Indies.

In the 27th over of India’s run chase of 255 on Wednesday, Kohli was hit on the right thumb by a Kemar Roach bouncer. The 30-year-old was seen in pain but after being attended to by the physio, he continued batting to lead the Men in Blue to a series-clinching six-wicket win at the Queen’s Park Oval.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Kohli who was adjudged the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 114, said he “should be good” to play in the first Test of the two-match series starting on August 22.

“I don’t think it’s a fracture otherwise I wouldn’t have continued (batting). It’s just a split of the nail,” Kohli said

Further at the post-match press conference, the India skipper said: “Luckily, it’s not broken. When I got hit I thought it was worse than what it turned out to be. But it’s not broken so I should be good for the first Test.” (IANS)

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