New Delhi: In the past nine years of his cricketing career with his ODI debut back in 2008, Virat Kohli has not taken a break citing personal reasons. But now he’s called for it.
The Indian cricket captain has requested the BCCI for a break in December, when Team India will play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20 against Sri Lanka. Now if the BCCI gives him the go-ahead, India will have to play one Test and the entire ODI and T20 series without him.
According to a source close to the Cricket Board, Kohli is expected to be fresh for the South Africa tour starting January. “Kohli has informed the BCCI that there are some personal reasons and that is why he won’t be available in the month of December. Kohli has been playing non-stop cricket for quite sometimes now and he certainly would like to be fresh for South Africa tour in January,” he said.
The Sri Lanka series starts with a Test match on Nov.16 at the Eden Gardens.
According to another report, wedding is perhaps on cards for Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in December.