Amidst speculation surrounding Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s absence from the first two Test matches against England, his elder brother Vikas Kohli has stepped forward to clarify the situation. Vikas refuted rumors linking their mother’s health to Virat’s absence, condemning the spread of false information.
In an Instagram story, Vikas wrote, “Hello everyone! I have noticed that there is this fake news about our mom’s health been circulating around. Let me clear that our mom is absolutely fit and fine. Also, I would request everyone and also the media, not to spread such news without proper information. Thanks everyone for your concern.”
Virat Kohli’s Personal Reasons for Test Series Withdrawal
Virat Kohli’s unexpected withdrawal from the first two Test matches against England sparked speculation, especially considering the timing, just three days before the series commenced. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Kohli’s request for withdrawal, citing personal reasons.
Prior to his absence from the Test series, Virat Kohli‘s most recent appearance was in the T20I against Afghanistan. He joined the team for the 2nd and 3rd matches after sitting out the opener. Before that, Kohli played in the 2nd Test against South Africa, contributing significantly with the bat despite India’s shortened Test victory.
Uncertainty Surrounding Kohli’s Return
As the Test series progresses, there is uncertainty surrounding Virat Kohli’s return to the Indian team. With England currently leading the series 1-0 after securing a 28-run win in Hyderabad, Kohli’s presence in the remaining three Tests remains uncertain.
Vikas Kohli’s clarification regarding their mother’s health aims to dispel rumours and provide clarity amidst speculation surrounding Virat Kohli’s absence from the Test series. As the cricketing community awaits further updates on Kohli’s return, Vikas’s statement serves as a reminder to refrain from spreading unverified information and to respect the privacy of individuals and their families.