After the completion of the 13th edition of the IPL, India is set to travel to Australia for a mega-series against the host team. In the latest turn of events, Team India captain Virat Kohli in all formats has decided to skip the three Tests of the series. He has written to the BCCI to allow him to visit India to participate in the birth of his first child.
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma Looking forward to the birth of her first child in early January, and that is why she has sought a paternity leave. In this line of the sequence, Australian great Steve Waugh has expressed his disappointment at Kohli’s decision to skip crucial matches. The Indian captain will not be able to make his way to join the team as strict quarantine rules will not allow this.
“I’m a little disappointed he’s not going there – and a little surprised. It was really taking shape as one of the major series of his entire career, because he had achieved everything. But obviously the family Comes first, ”Waugh quoted India TV as saying.
India is set to fly to Sydney this week, where they will define themselves in a quarantine period. The tour starts on 27 November with a one-day match. India will play horns with the Kangaroos in three ODIs and several T20Is. This will be followed by a four-match Test series. Kohli will lead the team in all matches till the first Test and then pack the bags for India.
They are dangerous rivals even without Kohli: Steve Waugh
Waugh also said that Kohli’s absence may make things a little easier Australia Because they want to win against the best opposition. Furthermore, even without his presence, it would be a stiff action competition.
“You really want to win against the best possible opposition, especially when it’s like a heavyweight title fight. They are a dangerous opponent even without Kohli, and I think it’s going to be a tightly contested series. I don’t think there will be much between the sides, “Waugh concluded.