Indian cricket fans are holding their breath as news swirls about Virat Kohli’s potential absence from the upcoming third Test against England. While Kohli already missed the first two Tests for personal reasons, the BCCI remains tight-lipped about his availability for the Rajkot match starting February 15th.
Kohli requested leave from the first two Tests, citing personal reasons, which the BCCI granted while respecting his privacy.
No official word exists on his availability for the third Test, leaving fans and selectors in suspense.
Sources suggest the BCCI still needs to be clarified about Kohli’s plans, hinting at a possible miss.
Kohli Returns: If he rejoins the team, it would be a huge boost for India’s batting, especially after their narrow loss in the first Test. His experience and leadership could be crucial in navigating the challenging Rajkot pitch.
Kohli Misses Out: His absence would leave a significant void in the batting lineup. The team would need other batsmen to step up and fill the gap, putting extra pressure on them.
Partial Availability: There’s a possibility Kohli might join later in the series, potentially for the fourth or fifth Test. This would offer some relief but wouldn’t address the immediate concern for the third Test.