"The BCCI Medical Team confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain 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 release said.
Having notched up a morale-boosting win over Delhi Daredevils without some of their star players, Royal Challengers Bangalore face another test of character when they face Kings XI Punjab in their third IPL match on Monday.
Veteran Yuvraj Singh's blazing blade (62 off 27 balls) and unheralded Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan Arman (2/36 in 4 overs)'s crucial breakthroughs enabled Sunrisers to outwit a Virat Kohli-less RCB in all departments.
Even off the field, the run-up to the tournament has been far from smooth. Several state units had expressed their inability to conduct matches, citing lack of funds, before the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators stepped in to resolve the matter.
Handset maker Gionee India today announced its association with the 'Royal Challengers Bangalore', as their presenting sponsors for the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
PV Sindhu gets an endorsement fee of up to 12.5 million rupees (about $192,000) a day, according to her agent— that haul is second only to cricket captain Virat Kohli. Last week, Gatorade named Sindhu its first brand ambassador from India, and on Monday she took the stage at a news event for Panasonic.
Ravindra Jadeja (16*) and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (10*) were at the crease at the end of the second session, with India still trailing by 52 runs.
Australia were scoring rapidly and went to lunch at 131/1. But Yadav took four wickets to peg Australia back even as captain Steve Smith held fort with another century.
All the doubts have been put to rest as Kohli was seen having a good knock at the practice wickets on Saturday morning before the start of the third day’s play.
Australia captain Steve Smith was unbeaten on 80 as Pete Handscomb was the only casualty of the second session in which India put the brakes on the scoring.
A day after India captain Kohli lambasted the Australian team and just about stopped short of calling Smith a cheat, the two Boards waded into the controversy by coming out with statements backing their respective captains.
Brief scores: India 1st Innings: 189 Australia 1st Innings: 276 India 2nd Innings: 274 all out in 97.1 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 92, KL Rahul 51; Josh Hazlewood 6/67).
Unheralded left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe today grabbed a sensational match-haul of 12 wickets as a sloppy India slumped to a humiliating 333-run defeat inside three days in the first cricket Test against Australia here.
Stokes, who was expected to be hot property in what is going to be his first season in the IPL was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore by Rising Pune Supergiants. This makes him the second most expensive player ever to have been bought in an IPL auction after Yuvraj Singh.
Virat Kohli isn‘t just topping the charts on the 22-yard strip, he‘s ruling the roost on endorsements pitch as well. The Indian cricket skipper has bagged a Rs 100-crore-plus deal with sports brand Puma.
En route his 204, Kohli surpassed the legendary Sir Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid, both of whom had three double hundreds in successive series.
It is the beginning of a new era in Indian cricket as Virat Kohli was on Friday named as the captain of the Indian team for the three-match ODI and T20I series respectively. Kohli's selection as captain was a mere formality after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down from down as India's limited overs captain on Wednesday night.
In a surprise move, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as limited overs captain of the Indian cricket team, thereby drawing curtains to his glorious leadership career.
The other leading names in the list include skipper Virat Kohli, actor Akshay Kumar and MS Dhoni chronologically.
Watch the interview of Ayaz Memon, Sr journalist and commentator with Sonia Shenoy and Latha Venkatesh on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his views on the stellar performance of the Indian cricket team in the Test matches in 2016 and the rise of Virat Kohli.
Brief Score: England 1st innings: 400 India 1st innings: 631 England 2nd innings: 195 all out in 55.3 overs (Joe Root 77; R Ashwin 6/55).
The trio of Ravichandran Ashwin (3/81), Ravindra Jadeja (2/62) and Jayant Yadav (2/21) shared bulk of the spoils to dismiss the visitors for 236 in their second innings.
Brief Scores: India: 455 & 204 England: 255 & 158 all out in 97.3 overs (Alastair Cook 54, Jonny Bairstow 34 not out; Jayant Yadav 3/30, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/52).
Chasing an improbable 475-run target, Ashwin ripped through the brittle New Zealand batting line-up with a sensational spell of 7 for 59 to skittle the opposition for a paltry 153 in 44.5 overs with an entire day to spare at the Holkar Stadium, which hosted its first ever Test.
New Zealand were always going to do well to manage anything more than delaying the Indian celebrations when they resumed on 93 for four in their pursuit of an improbable 434-run victory target on a track offering generous spin and bounce.