NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli’s much-hyped participation in English County Championship was on Thursday ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray.
Kohli will require a three-week rehabilitation to recover from the injury, the BCCI said.
The 29-year-old will undergo a fitness test on June 15, which will confirm his availability for the initial phase of the UK limited-overs tour starting with the two T20 Internationals against Ireland in last week of June.
India will begin the series against England with T20Is in early July.
“Team India Captain Mr Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the VIVO IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17th May 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a press release.