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India fans were given the scare of their lives when a man pretending to a doctor at a hospital in Ranchi revealed that captain Virat Kohli would play no further part in the ongoing Test series against Australia.
Kohli injured his right shoulder while diving to prevent a boundary in the 40th over on the first day. He subsequently left the field and was later taken for scans as a precautionary measure.
However, the man who delivered the bombshell that Kohli would miss the rest of the series was in fact no doctor at all, but actually MRI technician Abhishek Jha.
“He (Virat) has suffered an injury in his right shoulder,” Jha told a plethora of reporters eagerly waiting to get an update on Kohli’s condition. “While the bones are intact, there is a ligament tear and he was having acute problems in hand movement. We have advised 15 to 20 days’ rest.
“We have given our reports. Now, he will consult his panel of doctors and experts on the course of action.”
Kohli’s real diagnosis is a shoulder strain and he is expected to continue playing in the ongoing third Test in Ranchi. That being said, he did not take to the field at the start of the second day and remained in the dressing room up to the time that Australia were bowled out for 451.