Kohli's Absence Expected in Next Two Tests, Uncertain for Final Match
With the third Test scheduled in Rajkot from February 15-19, and the fourth in Ranchi from February 23-27, Kohli's absence poses a challenge for the Indian team. Speculations about his availability arose earlier when reports indicated that his participation hinged on personal circumstances.
Kohli is the fittest cricketer around, never seen him at NCA: Rohit Sharma
Despite Kohli opting out of the first two Tests for personal reasons, India faced a 28-run defeat to England after securing a substantial 190-run lead in the first innings.
Virat Kohli Withdraws from First Two Tests Against England, Citing Personal Reasons
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated, "Virat Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be withdrawn from the first two Tests of the upcoming IDFC First Bank Test series against England, citing personal reasons."
Acknowledging Criticism, De Villiers Not Surprised by Virat's T20I Squad Inclusion
De Villiers, a commentator in SA20, expressed his happiness for Kohli and Rohit Sharma's inclusion, emphasizing the importance of having the best team for the T20 World Cup. Despite criticism about the omission of younger players, De Villiers supports the decision to include experienced players who have proven themselves.
Fielding Prowess Continues: Sunil Gavaskar Affirms Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's Greatness on the Field
Virat Kohli, who was the leading run-scorer in the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup, and Rohit Sharma, who led the team to ten straight wins in the same competition, are expected to play crucial roles in the T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA from June 1-29, 2024.
Virat Kohli Makes History: First Batter to Surpass 2000 Runs in Seven Consecutive Calendar Years
Requiring 66 runs before the first Test against South Africa to reach the 2000-run mark across formats in 2023, Kohli efficiently contributed 38 runs in the first innings.
South Africa Dominates IND: Bowlers Shine as Elgar Leads to an Innings Victory by 32 Runs
After conceding a 163-run lead, South Africa reached a formidable total of 408, thanks to stellar contributions from Elgar, Marco Jansen, and David Bedingham. Unfortunately, India's second innings resembled a horror movie, lasting only 34.1 overs with eight batters succumbing to single-digit scores.
Kohli-Iyer's 67-Run Partnership Rescues India from Early Scare on Opening Day Against SA
India opted to bat after a delayed start due to rain.