Virat Kohli Injured: Bad news for fans, Indian captain’s BACK-PROBLEM resurfaces, is he out of the series? Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli Injured – INDIA SA Test Series: The Indian cricket fans are shocked as Virat Kohli dropped out of the 2nd…

Virat Kohli Injured: Bad news for fans, Indian captain's BACK-PROBLEM resurfaces, is he out of the series? Follow LIVE Updates
Virat Kohli Injured: Bad news for fans, Indian captain's BACK-PROBLEM resurfaces, is he out of the series? Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli Injured – INDIA SA Test Series: The Indian cricket fans are shocked as Virat Kohli dropped out of the 2nd Test. Reports coming in from South Africa suggests that Kohli woke up with BACK-SPASM. According to a report by PTI, it could well be a recurrence of the slip disc problem that bothered him in 2018. So how serious is the injury? Will he play the 3rd Test & ODI Series? Or is it end of South Africa tour for Kohli? Follow IND vs SA 2nd Test LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

“Virat Kohli had a spasm on his upper back this morning. He won’t feature in the second Test against South Africa at The Wanderers. The BCCI medical team will be monitoring him during the course of this Test match”, declared the BCCI

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INDIA SA Test Series: So what is the extent & nature of Virat’s injury?

In 2018, he was suffering from a condition called ‘herniated disc’ (slipped disc) and was advised by the doctor to not play county cricket for Surrey if he wanted to be part of the Test series after that.

The condition didn’t warrant a surgery which could have ruled him out for good three to four months.

A back spasm is sudden tightness and pain in back muscles. It may happen from overuse of muscle or an injury.

Kohli it is believed has same kind of discomfort now.

Will he play the 3rd Test & ODI Series? It is hard to suggest at this stage whether he will recover on time for 3rd Test.

But these kind of injuries take sometime to heal.

In case of Kohli, someone who is a fitness freak and pushes his body to the limits, the chances of back injury are always high and as one reaches mid 30s, the recovery takes more time.

If Kohli recovers within a week to play the third and final Test in Cape Town it would then mean that it wasn’t very serious – but at this stage it is hard to disclose the extent of his discomfort.

Virat Kohli Injured – What exactly happened on Monday morning? 

Just before the toss it was decided that Kohli can’t play in the 2nd Test due to BACK-SPASMS.

The Indian skipper missed out on what would have been his 99th Test match for the country on the morning of the second game against South Africa here, adding to the intriguing drama that is unfolding around him on an almost daily basis now.

This was after the skipper had a good net session at the Wanderers on Sunday afternoon and coach Rahul Dravid, as is his wont is, didn’t drop the slightest hint that the skipper has niggling back issues which have resurfaced after nearly three and half years.

Kohli, in fact, had posted some snap-shots of his training session where he was seen lunging forward and playing the on-drive.

It was obvious that he felt fine as he went through an intense net session only to develop discomfort on the morning of the Test match.

Did RCB had a idea about his injury? Interestingly, his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore had tweeted a picture of KL Rahul with a tweet “The focus shifts to the Wanderers as #TeamIndia have a chance to seal the series.”

Virat Kohli Injured: Nothing wrong with the tweet save the fact that it was posted 12 noon IST, at least one hour before Kohli’s injury status was revealed at the toss by Rahul, who is not a part of the RCB set-up.

Although to be fair to them, it didn’t mention Rahul as India captain.

Kohli having troubles with his back isn’t a new thing.

With India 1-0 up, Kohli must have wanted to play this game and get back to form which has deserted him for almost two years now.

He was seen sombrely ambling around the Bull Ring before the start of the game and looked visibly disappointed on having to miss a game.

If runs have dried up on the field, his off-the-field relationship with the BCCI hasn’t exactly made matters easy for him as the establishment’s poster boy isn’t now on very good terms with the big wigs of the board.

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