ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli to miss warm-up match against Netherlands -Reports
Virat Kohli didn’t travel with Indian team for their second warm-up game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Netherlands.
Indian cricket team fans were taken aback as Virat Kohli, reportedly had to fly back to Mumbai due to a ‘personal emergency’ while the rest of Indian squad arrived in Trivandrum for their second warm-up game against the Netherlands. As ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 are just a few days away and teams are playing their warm-up matches, absence of Kohli from this warm-up match has raised questions about his availability and its potential impact on team India’s campaign.
There is no official confirmation by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) whether Kohli will miss the warm-up game, but there are reports suggesting that he will return in time to join his teammates for the clash against Netherlands on October 3.
Virat Kohli travels back to Mumbai due to personal reasons.
Kohli’s absence from the warm-up match, has stirred curiosity among everyone. The first warm-up match India were to play against England was abandoned due to rain.
According to sources within BCCI, Kohli’s sudden departure to Mumbai was due to personal reasons. However, there is optimism that he will re-join the team shortly, alleviating concerns about his availability for the upcoming tournament.