New Delhi, May 24: Team India captain Virat Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating following a neck injury. Kohli, currently leading Bengaluru in VIVO IPL 2018, got injured while fielding during Match 51 of IPL 2018 between RCB and SRH on May 17 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
A media release by the Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) read, “Team India Captain Mr Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the VIVO IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th May 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.”
It further added that Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating.
“This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI Medical team, subsequent scans, and a specialist visit,” the release read.
The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team.
He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15. The BCCI Medical Team is confident that Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India’s upcoming tours to Ireland and England.