Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers said that he checked on Virat Kohli after the India batter withdrew from the first two Tests of the ongoing 5-match series between India and England. AB de Villiers told his fans and followers that Virat Kohli is doing fine and has been spending time with his family, adding that Kohli and Anushka Sharma were expecting the birth of their second child.
AB de Villiers lauded the gesture from Virat, saying family is priority and that the superstar cricketer can't be judged for taking a break to be with his close ones during this phase of his life.
Virat withdrew from the first two Tests of the series against England, citing personal reasons and the BCCI, in an detailed statement, urged fans and media not to speculate the reasons for Kohli's decision. The Indian cricket board said that Kohli discussed the call with captain Rohti Sharma and the team management before pulling out of the first two matches of the much-followed Test series.
"All I know is he is fine. He is spending a bit of time with his family, that is the reason he is missing the first two Test matches. I am not going to confirm anything else. I cannot wait to see him back. He is fine, he is doing well," AB de Villiers said in his YouTube show.
Virat and Anushka tied the knot in 2017. The star couple celebrated the third birthday of Vamika, their daughter, in January this year.
Notably, Virat had prioritised family in 2021 as the then captain had returned home after the first of a 4-Test series to be with his wife during the birth of their first child.