India captain Virat Kohli will undergo scans on his injured right shoulder after missing much of the opening day’s action in the third test against Australia, his team said on Thursday.
The 28-year-old dived in a successful attempt to stop a Peter Handscomb drive from reaching the boundary in the 40th over of the day, tumbling close to the long-on boundary.
“In his intent to save that one run, he stopped the ball and landed on his right shoulder when he rolled over,” said India’s fielding coach R Sridhar, who refused to speculate on Kohli’s fitness for the rest of the match.
“The impact was quite heavy because of the momentum he was carrying. There was shock on his right shoulder.
“The exact status will be known by tomorrow morning. He’s going to undergo some scans later today,” he added.
Kohli left the field clutching his shoulder, leaving deputy Ajinkya Rahane to lead the team in his absence.
Smith's unbeaten century
Australia’s Steven Smith (left) celebrates his century. (Reuters)