RANCHI: Suspense over Virat Kohli's participation in the third Test against Australia in Ranchi continued as the skipper didn't take the field on Day 2 on Friday. Kohli, who injured his right shoulder while diving during the 40th over of Australia innings, took scans in a local hospital here on Thursday and the BCCI stated that there are no serious concerns which will hamper his recovery and take further part in the match with series tied 1-1.
In his absence, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, continued to lead the side as India were looking to stop Australia from making a huge first-innings total. On Thursday, captain Steve Smith scored his 19th Test century as Australia posted 299/4.
With regards to Kohli, there were unconfirmed reports that he might not take further part in the Test as well as the series as he seems to have torn his shoulder muscle. However, TNIE couldn't independently verify the claims.