Cricket News: Virat Kohli’s decision to forego the ODI series against South Africa for his daughter’s birthday has divided Twitter

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Cricket News: Virat Kohli is expected to skip the forthcoming ODI series against South Africa to celebrate the first birthday of his daughter. The Twitterati has reacted negatively to his absence from India’s ODI series against South Africa. This news polarised social media once again, with individuals rushing to reply and voice their conflicted feelings.

Since Kohli’s removal from the ODI captaincy, rumours have circulated that he didn’t take the news well and was dissatisfied with the All India Senior Selection Committee’s decision. However, in an unexpected change of events, Kohli will skip the ODI series against South Africa, according to sources, as he would be taking time off from the field to spend quality time with his family in order to celebrate his daughter’s birthday.

Sharma’s first assignment as the full-time leader of the white-ball format will be the ODI series. Due to a hamstring injury, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Test series and has been replaced by Priyank Panchal. The news that both captains will not play under each other made headlines, and cricket fans were quick to share their thoughts on social media, some in the shape of memes.

Take a look at some of the most interesting tweets:

Some speculated that Kohli could retire.

Finally, one can only hope that everything goes well in the locker room and that the team performs well against South Africa.

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