Xtra Time Web Desk: Is all well with former India captain Virat Kohli as far as his back spasm is concerned. Kohli was seen taking some treatment from physiotherapist Kamlesh Jain after he finished taking throwdowns at the Zahur Ahmed Chaudhury Stadium on Tuesday a day ahead of the first test match against Bangladesh.
After taking the treatment, Virat was seen again going into the nets to take throwdowns. He was among one of the few Indian cricketers who turned up for optional practice session. Kohli was seen taking throwdowns from batting coach Vikram Rathour and Dayanand. He was joined by Shubman Gill and the former India captain was seen teasing the youngster while he was batting.
It looks like it is the same upper back spasm that ruled Kohli out of the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. It could well be a recurrence of the slip disc problem that had stopped him from playing English County cricket back in 2018.
In 2018, he was suffering from a condition called ‘herniated disc’ (slipped disc) and was advised by the doctor to not play county cricket for Surrey if he wanted to be part of the Test series after that. The condition didn’t warrant a surgery which could have ruled him out for a good three to four months.
The former India captain is easily the fittest cricketer in the team and sets high standards. Kohli has been in tremendous form in recent times since the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. He scored a hundred in final group game against Afghanistan. He will be playing the first test after scoring a hundred in the third ODI against Bangladesh at the same venue.