“BCCI should clarify the reason…” – Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli’s decision to sit out England Tests

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Former Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to skip the first two Tests against England due to personal reasons. The BCCI included him in the 16-man squad announced for the first two Tests.

Kohli reportedly informed Indian captain Rohit Sharma and the BCCI about his decision to withdraw from the first two Tests. Since the first Test began on January 25, the BCCI made public Virat Kohli’s decision to skip the first two Tests on Monday, January 22.

Virat Kohli earlier skipped the first T20I against Afghanistan due to personal reasons. However, he returned to play the second and third T20Is. Kohli’s absence will be a big mistake for the Indian team against England. With players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane not part of the team and Kohli now out of games, the onus will fall on players like Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Rahul to deliver.

The BCCI has acceded to his request and has asked fans to respect Kohli’s decision and respect his privacy. The BCCI is yet to name Kohli’s replacement for the first two Test matches. It will be interesting to see who will be named Kohli’s replacement for the first two Tests. The return of either Pujara or Rahane now becomes a viable option.

Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli skips first two Tests against England

– Tejashav. (@kohli_admirer1) January 22, 2024

Meanwhile, England arrived in Hyderabad for the first Test on January 21. Batsman Harry Brook withdrew from the Test series also citing personal reasons. England have named Dan Lawrence as his replacement.

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The tour begins with the first Test in Hyderabad from January 25 to 29. Visakhapatnam hosts the second Test from February 2 to 6, followed by the third Test in Rajkot from February 15 to 19. Ranchi hosts the fourth test in challenging conditions from February 23 to 27. The tour concludes with the fifth and final test in Dharamsala from March 7 to 11.

Australia currently leads the points table with a PCT point of 61.11. India is in second place, followed by South Africa and New Zealand. England occupies eighth place in the standings. They endured a difficult edition of the World Cup and will now be tested in Indian conditions.

There has already been a lot of talk about what conditions could arise for the English team. Rohit Sharma, after winning the second Test against South Africa, spoke about how the field performed in the second Test when they fell 23 wickets on Day 1 in Cape Town.

He further said that cricketers should expect to spin on the tracks when they come to India and there should not be any confusion in this regard. Talking about Virat Kohli, Kohli scored 1991 Tests against England at an average of 42.36. He has scored five hundred and nine fifties and England and has also scored six ducks.

Since Kohli will miss the first two Tests, Shreyas Iyer may be asked to bat at four followed by KL Rahul at five, KS Bharat or Dhruv Jurel at six and Ravindra Jadeja at seven followed by Ravichandran Ashwin and three. pacemaker.

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