WATCH: IndVsAus: Kohli seen practicing at Dharamshala; will he play final Test? – The BCCI shared the video of the Indian captain practicing at Dharamshala
India captain Virat Kohli was seen practicing at the nets in Dharamshala on Friday. The news may come as a relief to millions of his fans just a day before India plays the decisive fourth and final Test against Australia at Dharamshala.The Indian cricket team’s official account shared some pictures of the team practicing at the picturesque stadium on Friday morning.
Kohli damaged his right shoulder when diving to save a boundary on the first day of the penultimate test in Ranchi and was off the field during most of Australia’s first innings in the drawn game.
The 28-year-old did come out to bat at his usual number four position and took the field for Australia’s second innings.
On Thursday, India called up uncapped batsman Shreyas Iyer for the fourth and final test against Australia as cover for captain Virat Kohli who has not recovered fully from a shoulder injury.
Kohli has scored only 46 runs in his five innings against Australia after scoring a double century in each of the previous four series.
The decision to call up Iyer has more to do with the difficulty involved in flying out a last-minute replacement to Dharamsala, which is situated in the Himalayan foothills.
Iyer, 22, was Mumbai’s highest scoring batsman in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy and struck an unbeaten 202 in a first-class match for India A against Australia last month.