For personal reasons, Virat Kohli had withdrew from the first two Test matches.
Star batsman Virat Kohli of India is expected to take a longer hiatus from international cricket as he is also expected to miss the third and fourth Test matches against England. Notably, for personal reasons, Kohli had withdrawn from the first two Test matches of the series in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
Reports state that he is anticipated to miss the third and fourth Tests, which will be played in Rajkot and Ranchi, and that it is still unclear if he would be available for the fifth Test. On January 21, the great batter took a plane to Hyderabad to join the Indian team, but he left on the same day.
As word of Kohli’s mother’s illness spread, there were many conjectures as to what might have happened to him. His brother Vikas Kohli, however, dispelled the rumors by saying that their mother is doing well.
The story took a turn when AB de Villiers, a close friend of Kohli’s and a former South Africa hitter, disclosed on his YouTube live session that the famous Indian batter is expecting his second child. But neither Kohli nor his Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma have commented on the development or the situation.
Aside from him, injured players KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have reportedly made good recovery progress at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, according to an ESPNcricinfo report. At least one of the two is probably going to be available for the third Test, which starts on February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, but a final report from the NCA physiotherapist is still pending.