When Kohli opted to skip India's initial two Tests against England, speculation arose within the cricket community...
Digital Desk: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, a power couple in the realms of cricket and Bollywood, tied the knot on December 11, 2017. The duo welcomed their first child, Vamika, into the world in January 2021, marking a joyful chapter in their lives. However, when Kohli opted to skip India's initial two Tests against England, speculation arose within the cricket community.
The former Indian captain informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he would be absent for "personal reasons." Yet, AB de Villiers, Kohli's close friend and cricket companion, inadvertently revealed in a live YouTube session that the Delhi batsman was awaiting the arrival of his second child.
De Villiers' candid disclosure triggered mixed reactions, with some fans playfully mocking the South African batter for unveiling the personal news. Subsequently, Kohli's former IPL teammate acknowledged his mistake, admitting to spreading "false information."
"Family comes first, it's a priority," expressed De Villiers, reflecting on his YouTube show. "I also made a terrible mistake at the same time - sharing false information, which was not true at all." He emphasized the significance of respecting Kohli's privacy during this personal moment, urging everyone to focus on wishing the couple well.
In an exclusive interview with Bhaskar, De Villiers extended his heartfelt wishes to Kohli and his family, emphasizing that the world should hope for Kohli's return stronger, healthier, and ready to conquer the cricketing arena once again.
The episode underscores the delicate balance between the public's curiosity and the private lives of public figures, emphasizing the importance of accurate information dissemination and understanding the personal priorities that guide these celebrated individuals.