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Indian vs Australia 2017 Fourth Test: Shreyas Iyer called up as cover for Virat Kohli


India vs Australia 2017, Fourth Test, Dharamshala: India’s captain Virat Kohli said in the pre-match press conference before the fourth Test that his participation in the match depends entirely on his fitness. Kohli said that he will take the field only if he is 100% fit.

“I have taken medication. I will still take some more time to decide on whether I will play on not. I will only Play if I am 100 per cent fit,” Virat Kohli said.

It’s noteworthy that Virat Kohli didn’t participate in the net session and he was seen spending time with Team India’s Patrick Farhart. India’s head coach Anil Kumble was also looking worried as Patrick Farhart examined Kohli’s injured shoulder. However, Kohli did take part in the warm-up sessions, but restricted himself to underarm throws during the fielding drills.

Shreyas Iyer has been called as cover for Virat Kohli

The Indian team management has called up young Mumbai top-order batsman, Shreyas Iyer, as cover, and he will reach Dharamsala on Friday morning. Though, Kohli’s absence would be a blow, the team would not like him to aggravate the injury by playing.

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In the last 3 years or so, Virat Kohli has played non-stop cricket for India, across all three formats of the game. With Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC Champions Trophy 2017 just around the corner, Team India’s management and Kohli himself would not want to take risk of aggravating the injury.

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