The Indian skipper Virat Kohli came under immense fire from netizens in India for his decision to leave the Indian cricket team during the ongoing series to be there with his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma during the birth of their child.
Many passionate fans have been slamming Virat Kohli and are questioning his integrity as an Indian. Several former and present cricketers from around the world gave their opinions on the paternity leave of Virat Kohli. The latest one to weigh in his opinion is former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina.
Suresh Raina has backed the Indian skipper Virat Kohli for taking personal leave after the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Raina stated that one’s family remains a constant in life and Kohli has made the right decision.
Recently, during an interaction with the Times of India, Suresh Raina pointed out that he had done the same in the year, when his daughter was born. He said:
“It should be his personal decision. I did the same thing when my daughter was born. The game is with you today but might not be tomorrow. It’s the family that will stay with you. When your family, your wife need you most, you need to be there, no matter what. Virat is doing a fantastic job by being there and looking after his wife,”
Furthermore, Raina also claimed that Virat Kohli has done a lot for the country and he deserves this leave. He said:
“In this pandemic, you need to be there for your family. If you are worried about them, you can’t play. He [Virat Kohli] has given so much to the country and he deserves this,”
Meanwhile, Suresh Raina confirmed that he will be a part of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Read the full story: Suresh Raina Finally Talks About Not Playing In IPL 2020