It would be a big blow for the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the upcoming IPL season as their skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that he might miss few initial games in the 10th edition of cash-rich league. Kohli suffered a shoulder injury during the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2016-17 at Bangalore.
Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the final Test match at Dharamsala, Kohli said, “Only if I am 100% fit, will I take the field. The fitness rules apply for everyone. I don’t know the magnitude of risk involved, that can be told by the physio. But if I pass the fitness test then I shall take the field.”
Kohli added that he want to be a part of the team but rules are same for everyone. “I want to push myself to be fit but at times you have to understand where your body stands. It’s an impact injury hence I need to give more time. But as a player as captain I want to push myself and play tomorrow.”
Speaking about his recovery from the shoulder niggle, Kohli said that he will be back to full fitness in a few weeks.
“It’s still a few weeks to go till I can be 100 per cent on the field. You have to take it in your stride and move forward,” he said.
So now, considering that IPL season 10 which starts on April 5th and RCB playing their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on the same date, Kohli has more or less ruled himself out of the initial matches with his statement.