As Team India geared up for their first Test against England in Hyderabad, they were hit hard by the news of Virat Kohli pulling out of the first two matches due to personal reasons.
Virat Kohli informed Indian captain Rohit Sharma and the BCCI beforehand before withdrawing from the series. He also urged fans not to speculate on the reasons behind his decision.
However, fans still continued to speculate that Virat Kohli took leave for paternity reasons, given the anticipation of his second child with wife Anushka Sharma.
On the contrary, a X (formerly Twitter) user asserted that Virat Kohli withdrew from the first two Test matches against England to be with his seriously ill mother, Saroj Kohli.
Additionally, the user states that Virat Kohli’s mother has been unwell since the World Cup, but the family refrained from informing him to avoid disturbance during the tournament.