Kohli fit for crunch match with Mumbai Indians

India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been passed fit to feature in his team’s next IPL match against the Mumbai Indians on Good Friday.

Kohli has been out of action since injuring his shoulder during the third Test against Australia.

The skipper hurt his shoulder diving to prevent a boundary during the drawn third Test and while he would bat in both innings of that Test he missed the decisive fourth Test which India won to clinch the series.

In his absence the Royal Challengers have endured an indifferent start to their IPL campaign losing two of their three matches so far.

RCB welcomed back Proteas skipper AB de Villiers in their last match but a brilliant century from Mr 360 wasn’t enough to prevent them from going down to the Kings XI Punjab.

A release from the BCCI read: “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team on Wednesday confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Mr. Virat Kohli has regained match fitness.

“He will now be available for RCB’s next match against Mumbai Indians on April 14 in Bengaluru.

“The Indian Captain had undergone rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and has now recovered to be able to participate in VIVO IPL 2017.”