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Captain Kohli hit on thumb ahead of their CWC 2019 opener vs South Africa

Kohli hurt his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl here on Saturday. , prompting physiotherapist Patrick Farhat to attend to the Indian skipper.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Photo: PTI

captain "is doing fine" despite being hit on his thumb while batting in the nets ahead of the team's World Cup opener against here on Wednesday.

"He got hit while batting but is doing fine. There is nothing to worry as of now," team sources told PTI.

Kohli hurt his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl here on Saturday. , prompting physiotherapist Patrick Farhat to attend to the Indian skipper.

Farhat was first seen using magic spray on the injured finger and then applied tape on it.

Later Kohli was seen leaving the field with his thumb dipped in a glass of ice.

India, one of the favourites for the title, were hit by injuries in the run up to the World Cup.

While all-rounder had to sit out of the warm-up game against after hurting his elbow, Kedar Jadhav is still recovering from a shoulder injury he picked up during IPL and missed India's both warm-up games against the Kiwis and

Jadhav, a key figure in India's middle-order, batted in the nets on Saturday, an indication that he could be fit in time for the game against

The Indian team has an off day on Sunday.

First Published: Sun, June 02 2019. 15:05 IST