India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been declared match fit ahead of the high profile clash against Mumbai Indians on Friday.
The BCCI stated that the 28-year-old had sucessfully undergone rehabilitation on his right shoulder, making him available for selection against Rohit Sharma’s side on Friday.
Here is the full statement,
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team on Wednesday confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Mr. Virat Kohli has regained match fitness.
He will now be available for RCB’s next match against Mumbai Indians on April 14 in Bengaluru.
The Indian Captain had undergone rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and has now recovered to be able to participate in VIVO IPL 2017.
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Kohli had injured himself while diving to stop the ball at the boundary during the third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi last month, and had to miss the final Test in Dharamshala. He also had to sit out for RCB’s first three games this season and Shane Watson was given captaincy duties.
His return, along with the good form shown by AB de Villiers on his return, will be a huge confidence booster for RCB heading into their clash against Mumbai and further on into the tournament.