Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri jumped to the defense of captain Virat Kohli after being ruled out of his short cricket season in the county with Surrey in London before India’s tour of England. Shastri was quoted by the Mumbai mirror in which he said that Kohli is not a machine and that he needs to rest.
Once the news came out and confirmed that Kohli would not continue the county season with Surrey, there was a big drama on Thursday about the type of injury with the debate between a slipped disc and a neck sprain.
“He had to skip the county season because he is not an excellent dog,” said India coach Ravi Shastri at the Mumbai Mirror.
“He is not a machine but a human being.” It’s not about putting rocket fuel in your butt and putting it in the park. Even a high-ranking dog can not receive rocket fuel in the back. “The commentary on the top of the dog is in reference to Moeen Ali calling his captain RCB a potential star in Surrey.
One of the best hitters in modern cricket, Kohli injured his neck in the Royal Challengers Bangalore game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 17 according to a BCCI statement. Kohli played the last game of the RCB of the season against Rajasthan Royals.
The intense work pressure that Kohli puts on himself is no secret and in the last 12 months, he has played 9 Tests and about 30 ODI with the national team and another 9 T20. The IPL saw him play 14 more games as well.
The wait for Kohli in Surrey, in South London, was eagerly awaited and this sudden change of plan means that there is likely to be some loss of revenue for the club. Surrey expressed his disappointment on the matter.
“It is very disappointing that Virat does not join Surrey in the month of June, but we understand that the injuries happen and we have to respect the decision of the BCCI medical team to take him out of his stage with us,” said the Surrey Cricket Director. , Alec. Stewart, he said.
Kohli was due to play for Surrey in six games in June, including three games in the County Championship.