IPL 2023: Sanjay Bangar gives update on Virat Kohli’s injury before WTC final
Virat Kohli was seen limping during the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Gujarat Titans (GT) clash on Sunday, which raised huge tensions in the hearts of Indian fans as the final of the World Test Championship was set to be a doubles match. . week after. Kohli suffered the injury in RCB’s final league stage match which they lost against the defending champions and was ruled out of the tournament.
It all happened in the 15th over of the second innings when Vijay Shankar tried to clear the rope with a big shot but was caught by Kohli at deep midwicket but injured his knee while completing the catch. The physio arrived immediately after the catch and Kohli left the field for treatment. (IPL 2023 Playoffs: Fans attack Shubman Gill, Sister Shahneel after Gujarat Titans knock out Royal Challengers Bangalore)
RCB coach Sanjay Bangar later spoke about how someone like Kohli is eager to contribute not only with the bat but also in the field after scoring back-to-back hundreds for his team. Giving an update on Kohli’s injury, Bangar said that it is not a major concern. (IPL 2023: Mohun Bagan lash out at KKR management after fans were denied entry to Eden Gardens for this reason)
“Yes, he had a slight knee injury. But I don’t think it’s anything serious. Has scored two back-to-back hundreds within a span of 4 days. He is someone who not only wants to contribute. With the bat but even when he was fielding. He ran a lot. A few days back he was on the field for 40 overs and today, 35 overs. He was giving his best. So it’s troubling at some point but I don’t think it is anything serious,” Bangar was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.