World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli hurts his thumb during training session

first_img India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 23:15 IST Indian team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart sprays the thumb of India’s captain Virat Kohli. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli injured his thumb during a practice session at SouthamptonVirat Kohli leads India for the first time in a World CupIndia face South Africa in their World Cup opener on June 5India captain Virat Kohli is facing an injury scare as the right-handed batsman got hurt in his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England on Saturday.Indian team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended Kohli and assessed the situation, before applying spray on his right thumb. Later, Kohli was seen carrying a glass of ice water to relieve pain in his right thumb after hurting it during a training session.This injury comes days before India’s match against South Africa, set to played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, on June 5. Team India needs their best man to be fit before their opening clash of the World Cup.If Virat Kohli’s injury turns out to be serious, India’s chances of performing well at the World Cup will be dealt a huge blow. Kohli’s leadership and his prowess with the bat, are much needed if India has to mount any serious challenge for the World Cup.Meanwhile, South Africa suffered a 104-run defeat at the hands of hosts England in the World Cup-opener.Also Read | Virat Kohli immature, can’t take abuses: Kagiso RabadaAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli hurts his thumb during training sessionVirat Kohli is participating in his 3rd World Cup. He won 2011 edition as a player and led India to semis in the last edition which was held in Australia.advertisementlast_img