Virat Kohli: AB de Villiers retracts statement on Virat Kohli’s absence | Cricket News

Feb 9, 2024

New Delhi: Former South African cricket sensation AB de Villiers The Indian cricket legend has found himself at the center of controversy after inadvertently spreading misinformation about his absence. Virat Kohli from running England Test Series,
De Villiers, known for his camaraderie with Kohli on and off the field, 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.”
Initially, de Villiers had suggested that Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma, were expecting their second child, with Kohli's absence from the opening matches of the England series being linked to family commitments.
However, realizing his mistake, de Villiers immediately retracted his previous comments, admitted to spreading misinformation and apologized for the confusion.
Despite the clarification, speculation continues about Kohli's extended hiatus, with reports indicating that his absence could extend till the upcoming Tests in Rajkot and Ranchi. With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yet to give an official update, there remains uncertainty over Kohli's condition and its impact on the team.
Reflecting on the incident, De Villiers stressed the paramount importance of family obligations and urged fans to extend their support and good wishes to Kohli during this period of uncertainty.
What AB de Villiers said earlier:

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