Kohli speaks a little on rehab, Gambhir a lot on egos of team-owners
Chandigarh: On Tuesday, Virat Kohli spoke for the first time about his neck injury, through a video posted on Twitter, since the news of the injury and his pullout from his county cricket stint came out.But just like the Indian cricket board looked a little cagey about the nature and extent of Kohli’s injury when making it public, the Indian skipper did little to clear the air in the brief video. “Hey guys, lot of hard work going on and the rehab is on. Just doing what I can do best and whatever I’m allowed to do at the moment,” he said, refraining from throwing any light on the injury, its seriousness and the time needed for recovery. He, though, sent out a message about the virtue of hard work to his massive army of followers on Twitter. “A shout out to all you guys. Keep working hard and keep at it. Hard work is the only way, hard work always pays off. Have a great day, cheers.”Initially, there were reports and speculation that Kohli was struggling with a slipped disc. BCCI, though, refuted the reports, saying the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper suffered a neck sprain during their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 17. Interestingly, Kohli didn’t skip his team’s final league match against Rajasthan Royals two days later.He’s scheduled to have a fitness Test on June 15. Everyone will be hoping he clears it, and is fit as a fiddle for the England tour.