Latest Cricket News: While Team India recovers from the blow of learning that Rohit Sharma will miss the three-Test series in South Africa owing to injury, they now have to deal with yet another major development. According to the most recent update, India’s star batter Virat Kohli will not play in the ODI portion of the same tour.
Kohli has booked a vacation with his family in January to celebrate his daughter Vamika’s first birthday, and the ODI series falls on his daughter’s first birthday month, therefore the 32-year-old will miss the three matches against the Proteas.
“Hello there, everyone… I’ll share something quickly. When I tweeted last night that I had heard something controversial but couldn’t share it, it was for the following reasons: 1) I heard Rohit Sharma will not play Test cricket and Virat Kohli will not play one-day internationals. You may imagine my astonishment. Virat Kohli has decided to spend his vacation with his family, thus he will not play in the ODIs. It’s his child’s first birthday month, after all “KSR, a Twitter handle with a reputation for accurately disseminating facts, tweeted.
The development was later confirmed by a BCCI source
“Yes, Kohli has requested a one-month leave in January to spend with his family. It practically implies he will be unavailable for the ODI series against South Africa “According to an ANI report, the source said.
Here’s the tweet:
Hi guys… will quickly share something.
Last night when I tweeted I had heard something controversial but couldn't share, it was because of the following reasons:
1) I heard Rohit won't play Tests & Virat won't play ODIs. You can imagine how shocked I was.
— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) December 13, 2021
Rohit had previously spoken at length about Kohli’s leadership legacy. He added that the team had a terrific time playing for him and that he has put them in a position where they can’t go back. The entire interview may be viewed on BCCI TV.
“He’s (Virat) put the team in a position where they can’t back down. Every time we stepped onto the field during his five years as coach, he led from the front. Every game was played with grit and passion to win. That was the entire squad’s message “Rohit Sharma remarked.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2021
“We had a lot of fun playing under his supervision. I’ve played a lot of cricket with him, and I’ve loved every minute of it, and I’ll keep doing so. We must continue to improve as a team and as individuals, and that will be my focus, as well as that of the entire squad, moving forward “he added.
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