Virat Kohli set to miss third and fourth Tests against England: Report | Cricket News

Feb 7, 2024



New Delhi: India's star batsman Virat Kohli According to ESPNcricinfo report on Wednesday, he will miss the third and fourth Tests against England in Rajkot and Ranchi respectively.
Earlier, Virat had withdrawn from the first two Tests of the five-match series citing personal reasons and his unavailability in the next two Tests will definitely be missed by Team India.
The third Test match will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot from February 15 and the final Test will be held at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi from February 23.
There is also doubt over Kohli's availability for the fifth Test starting in Dharamshala from March 6.
It is understood that the chairman of the selection committee, Ajit Agarkar or bcciTop officials will talk to him to get a clear picture.
However, Team India can take a sigh of relief as its stalwart players KL Rahul And Ravindra JadejaThose who missed the second Test in Vizag due to injuries are expected to be available for the third Test.
Kohli's personal reason for missing the Test is the impending arrival of his second child, as revealed by his close friend and former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villiers on his YouTube channel.
De Villiers said that Kohli has done the right thing by taking a break.
“Yes, their second child is on the way. It's family time and things are important to them. If you're not real and true to yourself, you lose sight of what you're here for.
I think most people's priority is family. You cannot judge Virat for this. Yes, we miss him. But he has taken absolutely the right decision,” De Villiers said.



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