Virat Kohli of India might not play in the third Test match against England because the BCCI selectors are unsure of his availability. Kohli withdrew from the first two Tests for personal reasons, the BCCI had earlier said. The board has asked for confidentiality and assistance for Kohli throughout this period. After making his debut for India last year, Rajat Patidar took Kohli’s spot in the first two Test matches. India lost the first Test match against England by 28 runs without the services of captain Virat Kohli.
The batting maestro of India, Virat Kohli, may not play in the third Test match against England since the BCCI selectors are still in the dark regarding his availability, according to reports.
Kohli withdrew from the first two Test matches against England for personal reasons, the BCCI had earlier announced.
“Virat Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be withdrawn from the first two Tests of the upcoming Test series against England, citing personal reasons,” the BCCI stated in a press release.
In the meantime, the nation’s top cricket regulatory body asked the public and media to be mindful of Kohli’s privacy during this time.
“During this period, the BCCI asks the public and media to respect Virat Kohli’s privacy and to avoid making assumptions about the nature of his personal reasons. The statement concluded, “The emphasis should continue to be on helping the Indian cricket team as they take on the forthcoming difficulties in the Test series.