One of Kohli’s closest pals from the cricket world, AB de Villiers, asserted during a live session on his official YouTube channel that the Delhi batter was expecting his second child. When Kohli did not play in the first two Test matches between India and England, the cricket community began to speculate as to why he would have done so. The former captain of India notified the BCCI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, that he would like to withdraw from the first two Test matches for “personal reasons.”.
In India, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are among the most admired pairs. On December 11, 2017, the renowned cricket player married the well-known Bollywood actress. Their first child, Vamika, was born in January 2021.
“Yes, he is expecting his second child; it’s a family affair. You can’t hold Virat responsible for that; sure, we mourn him, but he made the correct choice. AB de Villiers added in the video, “We wish him all the very best for the amazing blessing of being able to become a father for the second time and all the best to Anushka as well.
The renowned South African batter received mockery from his supporters after disclosing the information. Now, Kohli’s former teammate from the Indian Premier League (IPL) has acknowledged that he shared “false information,” which was a mistake.
“As I mentioned in my YouTube video, family is the most important thing. Simultaneously, I committed a grave error by disseminating inaccurate information that was completely untrue. Therefore, I just believe that Virat and his family should have the most room. Nobody is aware of what is going on there.
In an exclusive interview with Dainik Bhaskar, AB de Villiers said, “All I can do is wish him well. I think everyone who loves cricket and follows Virat must just wish him well and whatever the reason is for this break, I really hope that he comes back stronger, better, healthier, fresh and ready to take on the world again.”
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Virat Kohli might also miss the following two Test matches against England.
Reports suggest that Kohli may also rule himself out of the third and fourth Test matches against England. Regarding his availability for the fifth and final test, there is also a cloud of doubt. On Friday, February 9, the team for the last three Test matches is anticipated to be revealed.
At 1-1, the five-match series is in an intriguing position. England triumphed by 28 runs in the first Test match in Hyderabad, but India responded with a 106-run victory in the second match at Visakhapatnam. The third test, which starts on Thursday, February 15, will now take place in Rajkot.