IND vs ENG: Big blow to India before the start of the test series against England

Before the start of the five-match Test series (IND vs ENG) against England, India has suffered a big setback and the team’s veteran batsman Virat Kohli has withdrawn his name from the first two matches. BCCI gave information about Virat’s exclusion and also said that he has taken this decision due to personal reasons. Apart from this, BCCI said that the replacement will be announced soon.

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Virat Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to withdraw from the first two Tests of the upcoming IDFC First Bank Test series against England citing personal reasons, a media release said. Virat has spoken to captain Rohit Sharma, the team management and selectors and stressed that while representing the country has always been his top priority, certain personal circumstances demand his presence and attention.

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The BCCI respects his decision and the board and team management have supported the star batsman and are confident in the ability of the rest of the team to perform well in the Test series. BCCI requests the media and fans to respect Virat Kohli’s privacy during this time and refrain from speculating on the nature of his personal reasons. The focus should remain on supporting the Indian cricket team as they face the upcoming challenges in the Test series.

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Virat took a break even during the Afghanistan series

Before the England series, Virat Kohli was also selected in the squad for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan but he took a break from the first match and even then personal reasons were cited. However, there were speculations at that time that January 11 is his daughter Vamika’s birthday, which is why the veteran player has taken a break.

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