Dharamsala: India's firebrand skipper Virat Kohli may miss the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League T20 tournament as he races against time to recover from a shoulder injury.
Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, hurt his right shoulder while diving to stop a boundary during the drawn third Test against Australia in Ranchi.
He sat out the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala which India won by eight wickets to seal the series 2-1 on Tuesday.
"It's still a few weeks to go before I can be 100 percent on the field," Kohli, who managed only 46 runs in the series, told the post-match press conference.
"But these things happen in your career. Got to take it in my stride and move forward."
Kohli, 28, said his shoulder was taking a while to heal because it was not a simple stress injury but an impact injury.
The IPL starts on 5 April, with Bangalore playing defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the tournament opener.
Bangalore have made it to three IPL finals but lost each time.