Virat Kohli has been declared fit to play in the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against the Mumbai Indians on Friday.
The India captain, who was ruled out of RCB’s first three matches, has been cleared by the BCCI medical team.
‘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,’ BCCI said in a release.
‘He will now be available for RCB’s next match against Mumbai Indians on April 14 in Bengaluru,’ it added.
‘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,’ the statement further said.
Kohli injured his right shoulder while trying to save a boundary on day one of the third Test against Australia on 16 March, and has since had to watch his IPL side win one and lose two.
The RCB captain will join his destructive teammate, AB de Villiers who scored 89 off 43 balls in his first game back from injury, as the pair aim to revive their chances of repeating last year’s heroics which saw them finish runners-up.
Kohli was last year’s top scorer with 973 runs at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03, which included four tons and seven half-centuries
The 28-year-old also confirmed his comeback to his followers in Instagram.
De Villiers also responded by welcoming his teammate back.
Good to have @imVkohli back to full fitness and up for selection against the @mipaltan. #RCBvMI
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 13, 2017