Indian captain Virat Kohli doesn’t think that his sore back will create any obstacle on his way to play for his country in the third Test against England, saying “I'll be fine in five days' time” for the Nottingham Test to be played from 18 August (Saturday) at Trent Bridge.
The dashing right-hander further added that he has enough time to get ready with “rehab and strengthening” for the crucial Nottingham encounter. He added that he will play the Test match even if he is not a hundred percent on the field. He will bat with complete authority he said.
As per reports in Sport Star Live, Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony about the injury, “As of yesterday and today, it (the back) hasn't been great. The back is one thing that can be very tricky when it goes off. It happened in the last leg of the South Africa tour when I missed a T20 game (the third T20 in Cape Town). That was very sudden, it happened a day before (that game). The good thing (now) is that I have five days before the next Test. We are confident that with rehab and strengthening I should be ready for the next game.”
He signed off by saying, “Although [I may] not [have] the same intensity in the field, I should be good enough to hold a position in the field and be 100% with the bat. Again, I'll have to look at the running (between the wickets) bit, which was difficult today. As of now, the back is sore — I'm not hiding that fact. That's part of the game. I had to do whatever I could to go out there and bat again and try my best. Five days is good enough time to be ready for the next Test.”