AB De Villiers Hopes for Virat Kohli’s ODI and Test Presence Despite South Africa Series Skip
The ODI and T20I squads for the forthcoming series against South Africa do not include Virat Kohli.
He hasn’t played in T20Is since the T20 World Cup last year, but he did tell the BCCI ahead of time that he would be missing the ODI series against the Proteas in order to recover from the World Cup.
The ODI and T20I squads for the series against South Africa do not include either Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. Suryakumar Yadav will captain the T20I team, while KL Rahul will lead the ODI team.
The Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), ODIs, and Tests precede the start of the series against South Africa.
The first Test will take place in Centurion from December 26–30, and the second Test will take place in Johannesburg from January 3–7. Both Rohit and Kohli will attend the Test matches.
Virat Kohli’s close friend and former captain of South Africa, AB De Villiers, discussed Kohli’s choice to take a break during the South Africa white-all series.
In the just finished World Cup, the former Indian captain collected 765 points. He experienced a stressful one that culminated in India’s inability to win the championship.
I hope he plays Tests and ODIs in the future. He must have a strategy in place. It makes perfect sense for him to be worn out and to feel as though the last chapter of his story is finally ready to be revealed.
I hope he plays for as long as possible, but I’m not sure how long he will play for. We’ve all enjoyed watching him, and we wish we could see a little bit more of him.
He values the South Africa series, and he may play a few, take a break, miss a few, and figure out a way to take care of himself before his career ends, according to ABD.
In his final remarks, he discussed his relationship and brotherhood with IPL batsman Virat Kohli, whom he met during their time together at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He also wanted to see Kohli continue playing for the Indian national team for a few more years.
Virat learned early on how to control his own game and recognize what suits him, and he has applied that knowledge to high-stress situations.
It’s an honour to have worked with him in relationships, the changing room, and on some amazing occasions. I hope he keeps being a terrific player because he is one. I hope that career has a few more years left in it, De Villiers said in closing.