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Virat Kohli had sustained an injury to his right shoulder while diving to stop a boundary in the second day of the third Test at Ranchi.
Virat Kohli with Indian cricket team physio after shoulder injury.

Virat Kohli – “Somehow people believe I know exactly what I am doing, that I know for sure how my decisions are going to turn out.I have to set my fears and take the plungea?

The Indian skipper is set to miss the first few matches of the 10th IPL season. He suffered a serious shoulder injury during the first day of the 3rd test at Ranchi against Australia.

WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY
Kohli suffered the injury in the 40th over of the day, when he chased a drive from Peter Handscomb off Ravindra Jadeja. Sprinting from mid-on towards the long-on boundary, Kohli dived to pull the ball back before it reached the rope, tumbled, and landed on his right shoulder. He went off the field immediately, and did not return for the rest of the day. Ajinkya Rahane stood in as captain in his stead.

Kohli watched the rest of the day’s play from the dressing room with an ice pack strapped to his shoulder. He could not take the field during Australiaas first innings but came out to bat in his usual position. He even took the field during Australiaas second innings. However, the skipper ruled himself out of the fourth Test match in Dharamsala. He claimed that any player who is not 100% fit should not play and there would be no exceptions. He missedAhis first test in 54 appearances in this long home season and his banter was taken up by Rahane.

The shock on his right shoulder had led to a lot of speculations .Thpugh the team physio and scans have assured to the fast beating fan hearts that the injury is not so intense but kohli keeping himself out of the decider match prons for a question in the mind of the cricket world. And Speaking to Ravi Shastri at the post-match conference in Dharamsala, Kohli said: a?It is still a few weeks for me to be 100% fit on the fielda?.

IPL STORY
The long IPLAseason willAstart straight after a week of the completion of Border-Gavaskar trophy. Kohlias recuperation time will coincide with the first few weeks of the IPL. Being the RCB captain and backbone of the red army, the team officials would be concerned. He would miss the season openerAagainst reigning champs Sunrisers Hyderabad on 5th april. Subsequent matches against Delhi, Punjab and Mumbai, are scheduled in quick succession, on April 8, April 10 and April 14. Sources say he will be fit to join his side from 15th zoloft for sale, generic Zoloft. april Afor the game against Gujarat Lions.

AUTHOR’S TAKE
Sometimes being brave not only on field but also off field decisions matters a lot. We keep into account the indomitable spirit Kohli has for the game. In past years, he has batted even with stitched hands to score his first Ton in IPL. There might be a subconscious soul pushing him. But here again, we think about the long home season India played in the year 2016-17.

IPL is a long tournament stretching for almost two monthAand rushing into the game may hurt him. It could lead to even more intense injuries. And donat forget the Champions TrophyAstarts right after the IPL ends from June 1. Without a second thought Champions Trophy has higher priority than the IPL. As a fan would you love to see Kohli just playing IPL or be more sad to see him miss Champions Trophy due to injury?

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