Virat kohli opts out..!? What happened?
It has been reported that India's veteran player virat kohli has told the bcci not to select him in the ODI and T20I teams until he is told. Why is he saying this? There are various reasons behind this. virat kohli is said to be out of the t20 world cup series as he is automatically ruled out of t20 matches. But virat kohli is currently absent from the ODI series against South Africa. kohli was the highest run scorer in the 2023 ODI world cup series. He won the world cup Man of the Series award even though india lost in the world cup final.
After the world cup defeat, he went to london to rest. He was rested for the Australian t20 series. india will next tour south africa to participate in the t20 series, ODI series and Test series. In this situation, virat kohli has informed the bcci that he wants to participate only in the Test series to be held in South Africa. He has also asked not to be selected for t20 and ODIs until he says so. virat kohli and rohit sharma have not played a single t20 international since the 2022 t20 World Cup. bcci is reportedly keeping out veterans rohit sharma and virat kohli in its decision to field a young squad for the next t20 world cup in 2024.
Some fans say that the bcci may receive a letter from them saying that they have told them not to choose them so that it does not become known. However, for the last two months, virat kohli has been under a heavy workload with the Asia Cup and World Cup. The bcci side says that with the south africa Test series and the england Test series coming up next, he is taking this long leave to get a long rest before that and not selecting him in the limited-overs matches.