Virat Kohli hurts thumb ahead of India’s World Cup opener

It’s unclear if Kohli hurt his thumb during a fielding drill or while batting in the nets at Southampton on SaturdayTeam’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended to Kohli for a good length of time.
India play South Africa in their first World Cup match on June 5
Team India’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attending to Virat Kohli’s injured right thumb (AP Photo)Team India’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attending to Virat Kohli’s injured right thumb (AP Photo)NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli faces an injury scare ahead of India’s ICC World Cup opener against South African on June 5, as the skipper hurt his right thumb during a training session in Southampton on Saturday. However, it’s not clear whether he suffered the injury while a fielding drill or in the nets.ICC WORLD CUP: Full ScheduleThe skipper had his finger dipped in a glass filled with ice as he walked off at the end of India’s training session. Before that the team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended to Kohli for a good length of time.ViratThe Indian team management on tour hasn’t made anything official yet, but it’s something that is set to draw most of the attention ahead of the match against South Africa. However, with three days to go before the match, Kohli has enough time to recover if the injury turns out to be nothing serious.
“He got hit while batting but is doing fine. There is nothing to worry as of now,” team sources told PTI.
The blow to Kohli’s thumb adds to India’s list of injuries, with middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav still recovering from his shoulder injury and all-rounder Vijay Shankar missing the first warm-up match against New Zealand with an elbow injury.