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Indian cricket group star batter Virat Kohli opted out of the primary two Take a look at matches of the five-match collection towards England citing ‘private causes’. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the information on Monday and stated that the alternative can be named within the close to future. Within the official assertion, BCCI additionally urged the media and followers to respect Virat’s privateness and never speculate on the rationale behind his absence. Legendary England batter Kevin Pietersen echoed related sentiments on social media as he assist Virat and stated that folks ought to respect it if a sportsperson pulls out because of private causes.
“If a sportsman pulls out for private causes, RESPECT IT! Finish of!” Pietersen posted on X.
If a sportsman pulls out for private causes, RESPECT IT!
— Kevin Pietersen(@KP24) January 22, 2024
Earlier, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday confirmed that star batter Harry Brook will miss the India Take a look at tour because of private causes.
ECB launched a press release to announce Brook’s absence – “Harry Brook is ready to return residence with speedy impact for private causes from the England Males’s Take a look at tour of India. He won’t be returning to India. The England selectors will verify a alternative participant for the tour sooner or later.”
Just lately, Kohli additionally skipped the primary T20I sport towards Afghanistan because of “private causes”.
He had taken a brief break, once more for private causes, throughout India’s tour of South Africa the place he missed an intra-squad observe sport and flew to London, inside days after arriving in South Africa.
The final time he took a break, which was not linked to any damage, throughout a Take a look at collection was a paternity go away in 2021 when his daughter Vamika was born. He solely performed the primary Take a look at of that collection.
(With PTI inputs)
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