Kohli undergoes MRI scan, will be monitored ahead of 2nd ODI vs Pakistan

Updated: 31 December 2012 00:07 IST

The 24-year-old part-time bowler was in visible pain and was taken off the field after he fell on his knee while bowling against Pakistan.

Kohli undergoes MRI scan, will be monitored ahead of 2nd ODI vs Pakistan
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New Delhi:

India's Virat Kohli who had a rather unpleasant fall while bowling against Pakistan in the opening ODI in Chennai, underwent an MRI scan and while a release late on Sunday said that his ligaments are fine, a decision on whether he will play would be taken in the days to come.

Kohli bowled two overs and five deliveries of his third before his back-foot slipped in his delivery stride and he came down on his knee. The 24-year-old part-time bowler was in visible pain and was taken off the field. He remained off the action till the end of the match which Pakistan won by 6 wickets.

The same release, issued by Board of Control for Cricket in India's secretary Sanjay Jagdale, said that Kohli's condition would be closely monitored. "All his major ligaments are fine. There is minimal injury fluid in his knee. He will recover after treatment. His condition will be monitored, and a decision on whether he will play the second ODI at Kolkata on 3 January 2013, will be taken over the next couple of days."

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