Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was on Friday slipped while kicking a football, following which he would have injured his back ahead of the crucial game in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Currently placed second-last in the points table, RCB will have rise to the occasion when they take on the already-eliminated Delhi Daredevils in Delhi on Saturday.
In a video, widely shared on social media, Kohli was seen falling while playing football in his home town Delhi.
RCB, who have just three wins from 10 games, have to win their remaining four games to have any chance of making the play-offs. Given their ordinary run so far in the IPL, RCB don't evoke much hope.
Skipper Kohli had minced no words after their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, saying they were simply not good enough and even questioned the character of his team.
Kohli, the team's leading run-scorer with 396 runs at 49.50, was understandably upset after RCB were unable to chase down a modest 147. The batsmen had also let them down against Chennai Super Kings in the previous game, managing just 127.
The team has always relied heavily on Kohli and AB de Villiers but it is high time the likes of Mandeep Singh, Quinton de Kock and Brendon McCullum deliver.
(With PTI inputs)