Virat Kohli may not be part of India’s three-day warm-up match against County Select XI, but the captain is not failing to hone his beating skills.
After missing the training session, Kohli was spotted fighting throughout the lunch break in the nets of Day 2. Kohli endured being thrown under the watchful eyes of coach Ravi Shastri.
BCCI on Tuesday had said Collie and his deputy in the red ball Adjinkya Rahane were excluded from the match against County Select XI due to niggers leading to the opening Rohit Sharma taking the reins.
“Captain Virat Koli felt a stiffness in his back late Monday night and was advised to take a break from the three-day first-class warm-up game by the BCCI medical team,” a statement from the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) said.
“Deputy captain Ajinkya Rahane has a slight swelling around his left upper tendon. This was decided by injection. He is not available for the three-day warm-up game.
“The BCCI medical team is monitoring him and he is expected to recover fully in time for the first test against England, starting on August 4 in Nottingham,” the statement added.
Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan, who dropped out of training after injuring their thumb on the first day, represent County Select XI.
While the Indian unit folded for 311 in the first passes, the bowling camp put on a strong show to grab the early wickets on the second day. Umesh Yadav (1/13), Jasprit Bumrah (1/10) and Mohamed Siraj (1/7) limited the opposition to 44/3 in 21 overs.