Kohli hurts thumb ahead of India's WC opener

ICC World Cup 2019,R Ashwin,ICC World Cup 2019 India

ICC World Cup 2019,R Ashwin,ICC World Cup 2019 India

Ahead of their opening clash against South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli gave the fans and his side a massive scare when he picked up an injury to his right thumb during a practice session. However, it's not clear whether he suffered the injury while a fielding drill or in the nets.

There has been no official confirmation of the injury from the Indian team as yet and there is no inkling either if the captain would heal in time for India's contest against South Africa on June 5. With India already having an unsettled No. 4 position, missing their captain would be last thing which the team needed. They did not have an ideal beginning against New Zealand in their first warm-up match, but got their campaign back on track with a thumping win against Bangladesh. Kohli might not have converted his starts into a substantial score but he looked comfortable during his stay in the middle.

"He got hit while batting but is doing fine". A source from the Indian team allayed concerns about Kohli's thumb injury, saying that there is "nothing to worry about". Magic spray was applied to the thumb following which it was taped.

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Kohli was also seen carrying a glass of ice water with his thumb immersed in it while walking back after the practice session.

Kagiso Rabada described Virat Kohli as the most immature cricketer he has ever seen. It may be recalled that Kohli and Rabada had a heated verbal exchange during one of the IPL matches between Delhi and Bangalore. Rabada said, "I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word".

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