Team India met England in the five-match Test series on Indian soil. after a break, both teams are facing each other in the longest format of cricket. before heading to the first Test, Virat Kohli withdrew his name from the squad of the first two Test matches. BCCI requested everyone to respect the former skipper’s privacy. but recently, AB de Villiers‘ statement on him caught the limelight.
Virat Kohli’s Absence:
Virat Kohli has opted out of the first two Tests against England due to some personal reasons as confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI has requested media and fans to respect Kohli’s privacy and avoid speculation about the nature of his reasons. The initial Test kicks off in Hyderabad on Thursday, followed by the second in Vizag next Friday. A break precedes the third Test in Rajkot from February 15 onwards. Kohli’s absence marks a significant development, prompting cricket enthusiasts to await further details while respecting the captain’s need for privacy.
“Virat has spoken to captain Rohit Sharma, the team management and the selectors and has emphasized that while representing the country has always been his top priority, certain personal situations demand his presence and undivided attention,” the BCCI said in a statement.
AB de Villiers Words:
Fans were assuming the reason for Virat’s name withdrawal from the first two tests against England and also a lot of buzz and speculations were going on that matter. At that time AB De Villiers revealed the secret. He said, “Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma expecting their 2nd child, so Virat is spending time with his family”.
Right now India is facing England in the second test match. The Vizag crowd is experiencing some incredible performances by the Indiam team. On day 2, Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed his Maiden double-hundred. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah completes his 150 test wickets. On January 15, India will meet England in the third test match of this ongoing series. Not only fans even cricket experts are also expecting a comeback.