Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli got a thigh injury in the 2nd innings of the 4th T20I but played down the concern saying that he will be fine for the series-finale vs England on March 20.

Virat Kohli Updates on Injury 

Kohli hurt himself during the 15th over as he sprinted in from deep midwicket and threw off-balance in an unsuccessful attempt to stop a second run. He went off the field after that and watched the rest of the game from the dugout and was even seen limping during the closing stages of the match.

“I ran for a ball, I dived and I threw it, so I was probably not in the best position,” Kohli told host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation. “I just moved out to the outfield, earlier I was fielding in the inner ring. And the temperature drops pretty quickly, so your body tends to get stiff. So I just aggravated my upper quad a little bit and I didn’t want to make it into a niggle or an injury.

“It’s nothing serious. I should be fine by the day after tomorrow because we have the game in the evening. So probably took a smarter decision to come off and not sprint five-six more times and probably do it more because we have an important game coming up.”

Hardik Pandya bags 2 wickets in the 4th T20I vs England
Hardik Pandya bags 2 wickets in the 4th T20I vs England

In Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma took over the reins as the Indian bowlers closed out the game to level the series 2-2. The decider will be played on Saturday.

India rode on superb knocks from debutant Suryakumar Yadav (57), Shreyas Iyer (37), and Rishabh Pant (30) to post a challenging 185 for 8, their highest total of the series, after being put into bat.

The hosts then restricted England to 177 for 8 in 20 overs with Shardul Thakur grabbing 3 wickets while Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar took 2 each.