Mumbai Batsman Shreyas Iyer Called Up As Cover For Virat Kohli

The Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer has been called up in the Indian squad ahead of the decisive fourth Test starting Saturday. The Mumbai batsman, who has had an emphatic domestic season so far, has been called in as cover for India skipper Virat Kohli, who injured his right shoulder in the third Test match played in Ranchi. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman (Kohli) didn't come out to field after he got injured in the first innings of the third Test, but came out to bat in his usual position.

The 22 years old batsman (Iyer), on the other hand, has been rewarded for being consistent at the domestic level for the last three seasons. Iyer shot to limelight after bagging a contract in the IPL (Indian Premier League) in the 2015 season where he pocketed a whopping sum of Rs 2.6 crore for the Delhi Daredevils (DD).

The Indian captain skipped batting at the nets at Dharamsala on Thursday. It was also learnt that seamer Mohammad Shami will not be picked for the game as he is still being monitored by Indian squad physio Patrick Farhart.

The 28 years old batsman (Kohli) was present at the ground with his team members on Thursday and took part in the customary warm-up with a bandaged right shoulder.

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