Southampton: There was an injury concern for India captain Virat Kohli ahead of the team’s ICC World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa in Southampton.

Kohli hurt his thumb on Saturday (June 1) during a training session. However, as per latest reports, the skipper is doing fine and he is declared fit.

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"He got hit while batting but is doing fine. There is nothing to worry as of now," team sources told PTI.

Indian team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart was seen using magic spray on Kohli’s injured thumb. Then, a tape was applied.

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Kohli, the number one batsman in ODIs in ICC Rankings, is gearing up to play his third 50-over World Cup at the senior stage. He has already won a World Cup when he was part of the winning squad in 2011 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Also at the Under-19 level, Kohli took India to World Cup glory in Malaysia in 2008.

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On June 5, India will launch their World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. India’s second match is against defending champions Australia on June 9 in London (The Oval).

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This year’s World Cup is being played on a round robin format with 10 teams in action. India, England are among the favourites to win the coveted title. Previously, India have won the trophy twice, in 1983 and 2011.