Ahead of India’s tour of tour of England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formulated a rule where the WAG’s of Indian cricketers can only accompany their partners for 14 days after the completion of the first two weeks. However, recently, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has requested a change in the rule.
Kohli has requested BCCI to allow the WAGs to accompany them on overseas tours. He first approached a BCCI officer regarding the issue. He also got an assurance that the message would be conveyed to the Committee of Administrators (CoA). However, it has been learned that the CoA has decided to put it on hold.
One of the sources of the Indian Express in BCCI said, “Yes he requested but we are not going to take any decision soon, we have said we will leave it to the new office bearers. The policy will not change now.” During England’s tour, Virat received was criticized to some extent when his wife Anushka Sharma appeared in the picture of the Indian team at the High Commission event in London.
The photograph didn’t include the WAGs of the other players and the same irritated the fans. Kohli is currently playing in India’s two-match Test series against the Windies, which the home team is leading 1-0 after their innings and 272-run victory at SCA Stadium in Rajkot. From the personal front, he had a decent match, both as the captain and a batsman.
Not only did the skipper lead with authority, but also notched 139 runs to become his team’s highest run scorer in the match. After the Windies campaign, India is scheduled to tour Australia for a Test, ODI and T20I series, which gets underway next month. In the meantime, Twitter slammed him for putting forth his request to the BCCI regarding a change in the rule.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
I think virat is scared of the new supreme court judgement
— Dr. Jubair Al Habib (@jbralhbb) October 7, 2018
Isliye ye bahar jakar harte hain bc😂😂😂😂😂
— Rahul Ranjan (@rahutrue) October 7, 2018
Series pe series haare jaa rahe ho aur honeymoon khatm hi nhi ho Raha hai…👏🏻👏🏻 Bhai cricket v khel le.
— The Dogfather (@Khal__Doggo) October 7, 2018
Actually Virat kohli next honeymoon pe jana chahata hai sarkari kharche per agar mood hua toh do char match khel lega hare toh harey jetey toh jetey honeymoon pe koi asar nahi padna chahiye..very unprofessional cricket
— INDIA (@bluspidor) October 7, 2018
OMG so many requests from Our Captain
— ISHAN KIMOTHI (@Octobertweet) October 7, 2018
Nhi matlab cricket tour pe ja rhe ho ya family vacation pe? Kya mazak he ye, iska result dekha humne england tour ka kya hua😒
— Akarsh Agrawal (@agrawal_ak007) October 7, 2018
there is no game left atleast glamour should be there when they travel over overseas
— ASHUTOSH SHAHI (@ashutoshshahi0) October 7, 2018
— Jeetu (@BACK_BencherGuy) October 7, 2018
Jaruri hai…Kohli baap kaise banega??
— राकेश गुप्ता (@rakeysh70) October 7, 2018
It shows @imVkohli is trying to push his personal plans.Virat you are good cricketer but few rules need to be followed by everyone & especially when one is captain.Either play cricket or stay back with your wife. @BCCI
— Rohit Kumbhojkar (@ROHITKUMBHOJKAR) October 7, 2018