Former South African batsman AB de Villiers has revealed that he will not be able to tell about Virat Kohli’s sudden withdrawal from the first two Test matches against England even if he knew about it. de Villiers revealed that at this moment he too does not know what personal reasons have forced Virat to opt out of the first two Tests. However, de Villiers stated that he wants everything to be well in Virat’s family and he will catch up with him very soon.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have a deep bond of friendship and have spent a lot of time together playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both players share a brotherly bond off the field and have also set an example of love in their relationship.
AB de Villiers opens up about Virat Kohli’s sudden withdrawal from England series
Speaking on the issue, AB de Villiers said on his YouTube channel: “No one knows what happened yet. I’m sure we’ll meet him soon. If Virat talks about personal reasons, there must be a very good reason for it. Maybe he’s tired too. He has been playing a lot of cricket. It could be family things. I’ll find out soon but I won’t tell you. “Your friendship is too important to me.”
Virat Kohli’s commitment to his team is not hidden from anyone. Kohli has been one of the best batsmen of the modern era and has achieved many milestones during his cricket career. Virat recently became the first batsman to surpass 50 hundreds in ODI cricket during the ODI World Cup 2023 and surpassed Indian great Sachin Tendulkar.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli has been a player who has returned to the fields a day after the death of his father. Kohli’s sudden exit from the field has shocked the cricket fraternity. Kohli also missed the first T20I match against Afghanistan due to personal reasons.
There have been rumors in the media that Virat Kohli will become a father again as his wife Anushka Sharma is pregnant. However, there is no official confirmation about the news from the couple.
From the point of view of the 2023-25 World Test Championship, the India vs. England will be crucial for both nations. Red ball cricket has seen England play outstanding cricket since Ben Stokes took over leadership of the Test team. As captain, Stokes has never lost a Test series and in December 2022, he completely destroyed Pakistan in that country.
However, in recent years, India has also been unbeatable in the red-ball format. India will try to participate in one more final of the World Test Championship after having participated in the previous two. India lost to Australia and New Zealand in the final of the World Tennis Championships and did not win any titles. Winning the series will be the goal of both teams, as it would contribute crucial points to the 2023-25 WTC standings.