As per the latest report, Virat Kohli is set to miss the third and fourth Test matches against England as well. He was unavailable for selection during the first two games due to “personal reasons” and was expected to rejoin the team.
However, the most recent report suggests that Kohli’s participation in the fifth game, which is set to be played in Dharamshala, is also uncertain.
“Virat will decide when he wants to make a comeback to the Indian side. He hasn’t informed us till now but whenever he decides to play, he will be included in the team,” a BCCI official said.
Three days before the series began, Kohli had pulled out of the first two Tests. In its press release, the BCCI had stated that:
“While representing the country has always been his top priority, certain personal situations demand his presence and undivided attention. The BCCI respects his decision and the Board and team management has extended its support to the star batter”.
The five-match Test series is evenly poised after India won the second Test to draw level at 1-1.