- Virat Kohli further said, “I wanted to come back home on time with my wife for the birth of my first child and it is a very special and very beautiful moment in our life.” One day clash against Australia.
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A lot has been written against Virat Kohli’s choice to return home and live with Bollywood actress spouse Anushka Sharma during the birth of their first kid.
His absence from the last three Test matches against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be dearly felt, especially after India’s stunning 2–1 win against the Australian side last year.
The news of Kohli’s leave from duty came from mixed reactions on social media. On one hand, Kohli’s fans supported him for choosing a family over his work. But there was a section of cricket fans who compared MS Dhoni’s call to return for World Cup duties during the birth of his daughter Ziva.
A day before the ODI clash, On Thursday, Kohli gave his point clear about why he decided to return home with Anushka.
“I am going back after the 1st test match and it is totally based on the fact that we have a quarantine period both ways and I had explained the selectors the same,” Kohli said at a virtual conference. Which was shared by BCCI on Twitter.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2020
Virat said he wanted to come back home in time to be with his wife for the birth of their first child and it’s a very beautiful and very special moment of their lives and something that he really wants to experience, This was the only reason behind his decision which was communicated to the selectors during the selection meeting.
Despite being outspoken about it and giving direct reasons to his fans and lovers of the game, Kohli was questioned again about his decision. Dhoni’s example was given again to further ridicule Kohli.
However, there were many people who voiced support for Kohli.
He is not a soldier, he is an athlete,. Family is above anything else. Team India is capable enough to play the aussies even without him. The guy has been playing non stop for the past 8-9 years or so, give him some space, he deserves to be with his wife for this precious moment
— عتیق 🏏 (@iAteeq56) November 26, 2020
“He is an athlete, not a soldier. The family is above anything else. Team India is capable of playing the Australian team without him. He has been playing relentlessly for the last 8-9 years, give him some space, he deserves to be with his wife for a valuable second, composed a user defending Kohli.
He informed the BCCI of his arrangements to return India after the first Test in Adelaide against Australia. The BCCI has conceded Virat Kholi a paternity leave. The BCCI said,” He returns after the first Test match against Australia in Adelaide will do. “.