24.com – New Delhi – India
captain Virat Kohli on Thursday pulled out of a month long stint with
English county Surrey because of a neck injury and is now in a race to
be ready for his country’s tour of England.

Summary

  • New Delhi – India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday pulled out of a month long stint with English county Surrey because of a neck injury and is now in a race to be ready for his country’s tour of England.
  • Kohli, who has one of the most intensive playing schedules in cricket and is one of the world’s top paid athletes, was to play for Surrey in the English county championship in June to prepare for the tour.
  • Kohli suffered the injury while fielding for his Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore in their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 17, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said.
  • “The BCCI medical team is confident that Mr Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India’s upcoming tours to Ireland and England.”
  • Kohli did not make any comment about the injury, but the withdrawal announcement came on the day he apologised to fans for Bangalore’s failure to reach the Indian Premier League playoffs.


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