India’s warm-up games remained cold as one match against mighty England got washed out in Rajkot and in the second warm-up game the star performer Virat Kohli was not with the team to play in Guwahati. Reportedly, Virat Kohli flew to Mumbai amid a personal emergency after getting permission from BCCI. Since the news broke out that Virat Kohli left Team India to attend to a personal emergency after seeking BCCI’s permission, Indian Cricket Team fans were left completely unstable and perplexed. Lots of questions started floating on the internet. Some rumors also sparked due to Kohli’s absence from team India. We have come up with this article to clear all the speculations about when will Kohli join Team India again.
Why did Virat Kohli Fly To Mumbai Ahead of the World Cup?
Kohli was not present for the IND vs. NED World Cup warm-up match resulting in lots of baseless stories and rumors circulating on the internet. Netizens started believing unreliable stories and claims about Kohli for suddenly leaving Team India. Many also speculated that Virat was expecting a second child with his wife Anushka, when he flew to Mumbai after seeking BCCI’s permission. However, India vs. Netherlands got wash-out and Kohli did not miss the match. Now team India is practicing in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. As of yet, Virat Kohli has not revealed the reason for suddenly going home. Therefore, everything is all sorts of speculation for now.
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When Will Virat Kohli Join Team India?
As per the World Cup schedule released by the ICC, India will play its first match of the World Cup 2023 on October 8, 2023, against Australia in Chennai. Reportedly, Virat Kohli is expected to return to the team’s squad before October 8. People familiar with the matter said Kohli will fly back to Thiruvananthapuram from Mumbai after attending a personal emergency, where he will complete his pending photoshoot. After posing for a photoshoot, Kohli will fly to Chennai where he will join Team India ahead of India’s clash with mighty Australia.
A spokesperson for the Indian Cricket Team told Cricbuzz, “He will be joining us later in the evening and will be traveling with the team to Chennai tomorrow,” While Kohli was supposed to join the team again before the Netherlands World Cup warm-up game, but he could not. Instead, Kohli will only arrive in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. After attending ICC’s photoshoot, Kohli will travel to Chennai with the team on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.