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IPL 2017 T20: Virat Kohli says will play only if he is 120 percent fit

Virat Kohli has said that he will not put any date on his IPL comeback and stated that his priority was being fully fit for the Champions Trophy beginning in England in June.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 06, 2017 12:21 IST
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Virat Kohli has said that he wants to be fully fit for the Champions Trophy and added that he will play IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore only if he is 120 percent fit.(Hindustan Times)

India captain Virat Kohli clarified that he will not like to put any date on his IPL comeback as he will only take the field when he is “120 percent fit”. (Full coverage IPL 2017)

“The priority is Indian cricket with the Champions Trophy coming up and I don’t want to take any risks. I have not set any date and I will only return when I am 120 percent fit. Having said that I would like to return on field as soon as possible,” Kohli said on the sidelines of RCB’s opening IPL encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Kohli said that having already missed the Test match against Australia in Dharamsala, the frustration has lessened a bit of not being there in thick of things.

“I would say I have not got a bit used to it as I have already missed a Test match. But it is frustrating that you can’t play because of injury on just one part of your body.”

Kohli was also happy to see Yuvraj Singh in blazing form as he is an integral part of the Champions Trophy squad.

“As I said the priority is Indian cricket. He got a hundred against England and also got runs in Kolkata. The confidence has just rubbed off,” the RCB skipper said.

First Published: Apr 06, 2017 12:20 IST