Former India skipper Virat Kohli has been reportedly ruled out of the rest of the Test series against England. Ahead of the series, he was granted leave for the first two Tests played in late January and early this month due to personal reasons. The India squad for the series was announced for the first two Tests ahead of the series.
It was expected that the former India skipper would return for the rest of the series. However, for the first time in his career, Kohli will miss a home Test series. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, the two-time World Event winner left for India for the birth of his first child after the first Test. The team went on to win the series by 2-1.
Notably, during the ongoing break, former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers claimed that his former RCB skipper is expecting his second child. However, a few days, the former admitted that he shared false information.
"Family comes first, it's priority as I said on my Youtube channel. I also made a terrible mistake at the same time, sharing false information that was not true at all," de Villiers, who is the brand ambassador of the event, said.
"I just think that whatever is best for Virat and his family comes first, no one knows what's happening there. All I can do is wish him well. Whatever the reason is for this break, I really hope he comes back stronger and better, healthy and fresh and ready to take on the world," he added.
On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer, who has been out of form, has been ruled out due to back spasms as reported by The Indian Express. The same publication reported about Kohli being ruled out in the ongoing series.