This step of De Villiers came after this bcci It was confirmed that the former India captain will be unavailable for the remaining three Test matches against England due to personal reasons. Virat Kohli will be unavailable for selection for the remainder of the series due to personal reasons. The Board fully respects and supports Mr. Kohli's decision. ,” BCCI said in a release.
Addressing Kohli's absence during his YouTube show on Saturday, de Villiers apologized to Kohli and his family, admitting his “mistake” in the previous episode. He also stressed the need for confidentiality regarding this matter.
“My friend Virat Kohli is still not available. I request everyone to give him the privacy he deserves. Family comes first. No one knows what is really going on. I urge all of us to “A mistake was made in my last show and I apologize to the Kohli family for it,” he said.
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“Not cool at all. I shared information that was not confirmed at all. I am requesting everyone out there to respect him and his family and his personal time. Hopefully, we can get Virat back.” Happy to see him scoring runs like he always does.”
De Villiers, known for his camaraderie with Kohli on and off the field, on Friday expressed regret over his earlier statement and admitted that he had shared wrong information about Kohli's personal life.
“Of course family comes first, it's a priority, as I said on my YouTube show. At the same time, I made a terrible mistake at the same time and yes, shared false information that was not true at all. No one knows that. What's happening? That's all De Villiers told Dainik Bhaskar in an exclusive interview, “I can wish for his good health.”