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Virat Kohli’s Brother Denies Health Rumors, Confirms Mother’s Well-being
By CricShots - Jan 31, 2024 3:13 pm
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Vikas Kohli, the elder brother of India’s cricketing sensation Virat Kohli, has quashed the rumours circulating about their mother’s health. The prolific batsman had withdrawn from the first two Tests against England, citing personal reasons, triggering speculation about his absence.

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Virat Kohli with his brother

Taking to his official Instagram account, Vikas Kohli posted a statement explicitly affirming his mother’s well-being. He wrote, “Hello everyone! I have noticed that there is this fake news about our mom’s health circulating around. Let me clear that our mom is absolutely fit and fine. Also, I would request everyone and also the media not to spread such news without proper information. Thanks everyone for your concern.”

 

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While Virat Kohli’s decision to opt out of the first two Tests remains unexplained, the BCCI statement on his absence did not provide specific reasons. Previously, he had skipped the ODI and T20I series during the South Africa tour before rejoining the squad for the two-match Test series.

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Virat Kohli’s absence was palpable in the Indian squad, leading to a defeat in the first Test against England in Hyderabad. Despite a strong position after the first innings, a spectacular 196-run innings by English vice-captain Ollie Pope left the side led by Rohit Sharma bewildered.

However, the loss of momentum carried over to the final innings, where India was set a target of 230 runs with well over a day’s play remaining. The English spinners, led by debutant Tom Hartley’s impressive performance (7/62), outplayed the Indian batting attack, securing a victory for England.

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The Indian team is eager to welcome Virat Kohli back into the squad, recognizing his prowess in the middle order. His experience and ability to turn the game in favour of the team against formidable opponents will be crucial in the upcoming matches.

As India prepares for the second Test against England in Vishakapatnam, the team hopes to bounce back with a win. They aim to remain competitive, secure the series victory, and extend their undefeated series record, a streak that dates back to 2012.