Angry Fans Slam BCCI After Reports Of Virat Kohli Opting Out Of ODIs

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Another big blow for the Indian cricket team, as it was learned that the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli will reportedly be missing the forthcoming ODI series against South Africa. Kohli, who was recently replaced as the ODI skipper by Rohit Sharma, was included in the squad for the tour of South Africa, however, he has already informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of his decision to miss the upcoming ODI series.

Well, it was just yesterday, when it was learned that India’s newly appointed Test vice-captain, Rohit Sharma will miss the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa due to an injury that he suffered on his hand in a training session before the upcoming South Africa tour. The BCCI has summoned India A captain Priyank Panchal as his replacement for him ahead of the tour of South Africa.

“Priyank Panchal replaces injured Rohit Sharma in India’s Test squad. Rohit sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai yesterday. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa,” the BCCI tweet stated.

The turn of events in Indian cricket, of late, have been quite dramatic, however, the reason behind this decision does not have anything to do with the change in captaincy or any controversy. A report in the Times of India suggests that Virat Kohli is all set to miss the upcoming ODI series. If reports are to be believed then Virat might also miss the last and final Test match, which will be played from Jan 11 to 15.

Virat is taking time off to celebrate his daughter Vamika’s first birthday. Vamika Kohli was born on January 11 last year, and Virat is planning a holiday with his family after the conclusion of the Test series.

BCCI official (in News9) said Virat Kohli has informed us that he will not be available for the ODI series – he wants to spend time with family as he was in playing for many months with IPL, T20 WC – don’t read social media rumours, there is nothing between Rohit & Kohli”.

Meanwhile, the fans were left disappointed with the news and came up with mixed reactions. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:

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