You asked: Why is Kohli not playing against Australia?

Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has called out his own country for allowing Virat Kohli to miss the remaining three Test matches in the Australia-India series to attend the birth of his first child while asking another player who is yet to meet his newborn daughter to serve as a net bowler.

Why is Virat not playing in Australia?

As Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child, the batsman requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for paternity leave. The BCCI obliged and Kohli was set to play only the pink-ball Test. … “Kohli has left Australia today morning.

Is Virat Kohli playing against Australia?

Virat Kohli, who led India to a historic Test series win in Australia in 2018-19, will return from the upcoming tour of Australia after the first Test in Adelaide, after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI. … He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide,” BCCI’s release stated.

Why did Virat Kohli return to Australia?

Key Highlights. Expectant father Virat Kohli boarded his flight back home from Australia on Tuesday after a pep talk with the rest of his teammates. Kohli is returning home on paternity leave to be with his wife Anushka Sharma and the rest of their family for the birth of his first child in January.

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Why has Kohli gone home?

Kohli has confirmed he will return home for the birth of his and wife Anushka Sharma’s first child. … Kohli made plenty of noise during his previous visit, but it was immovable object Cheteshwar Pujara’s 521 runs that proved the difference as India registered their first Test series win in Australia.

Why Rohit Sharma is not captain?

It was always going to be Rohit and Pujara was just a stop-gap arrangement till the former joined the squad,” a BCCI official said. “Rohit has been India’s long-time white ball vice-captain, so it was only imperative that in Virat’s absence, he will be a part of the team’s leadership group,” he added.

How many tests miss Kohli?

It is to be noted that Kohli will miss three Tests in the upcoming series against Australia as he has been granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This means that Kohli will play in just the opening Test of the four-match series. “I think it’s the right decision he’s taking.

Is Virat Kohli injured?

Virat Kohli stays strong after his right-hand thumb gets injured off Mitchell Starc’s bouncer. Australian bowlers have been dominating on Day 1 of the first Test at Adelaide, with the attack being led by Mitchell Starc not letting Indian batsmen to score runs easily.

Will Virat Kohli play 4th Test?

The BCCI has granted paternity leave to Kohli – who is expecting his first child with wife Anushka Sharma. Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has said that Kohli would have returned for the fourth and the final Test had it not had been for the 14-day mandatory quarantine rule in Australia.

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Is Kohli back to India?

Kohli will fly back to India after the conclusion of the first Test match between India and Australia, in Adelaide, scheduled to start on December 17. … Kohli’s red-ball deputy Ajinkya Rahane could be the one taking up the captaincy duties in Kohli’s absence.

Who will captain India in Test?

For the third time in his career, Ajinkya Rahane will don the captain’s hat as he will be leading Team India in the final three Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Virat Kohli, India’s all-format captain, returned home after the pink-ball Test for the birth of his first child.

Where is Virat Kohli from in India?

New Delhi, India

Who will captain India after Kohli?

1. KL Rahul. After Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the most senior player in the Indian team is KL Rahul who plays all three formats. Ever since the 2019 World Cup, Rahul has been sort of a permanent wicketkeeper for the team in limited-overs cricket.

Who will captain India after Virat Kohli?

While Ajinkya Rahane has been named as vice-captain in Test, former India International Irfan Pathan thinks experienced Rohit Sharma should lead the side. With Virat Kohli leaving after the first Test match, India’s current vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma will be the most experinced players in the side.

Who is Australia’s captain India?

India opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been named as the vice-captain for the remaining two Test matches against Australia. Rohit, who joined his teammates after completing his 14-day quarantine period on Wednesday, will take over the reins from Cheteshwar Pujara.

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