India’s skipper Virat Kohli left the Australian coast on Tuesday morning after transferring the mantle of captain of the Test team to Ajinkya Rahane in the remaining three games. As Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child, the batsman requested paternity leave from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI committed and Kohli would only play the pink ball test. Speaking to ANI, sources who were aware of developments in the team said Kohli left for India this morning after meeting his teammates and boosted their morale after what was a demoralizing loss for Tim Paine’s boys in the first. match of the four. -match Test series.
As he was bundled only 36 in the second innings of the Adelaide Test saw fans and critics lash out at the Indian team, but Skipper Kohli wants the team to move forward and look at what lies ahead.
Kohli left Australia today. He had a talk with the whole unit before he left and the idea was to increase the confidence of the boys and keep them positive. He officially handed over the captain’s mantle to Rahane and asked. team to maintain their intention and express themselves on the field. With Rohit Sharma joining the squad after the second game, Rahane’s role becomes all the more important in guiding the youngsters, “the source said.
Rohit, meanwhile, has been quarantined in Sydney, and there has been no mention of moving him out of the city following the new outbreak of COVID-19 cases. A BCCI official confirmed that while Rohit will remain in quarantine in Sydney, the Indian board and team management are in constant contact with the limited overs deputy.
“He does not have to move from Sydney. He is safe and in a bio-secure environment that is being quarantined. While he is alone in his room, both Indian board and team management are in constant contact with him. Was an emergency,” or if we felt he should leave Sydney, we would. But for now, he’s perfectly safe there, “the official told ANI.
When asked about the endurance program Rohit was given by the physio when he left for Australia, after completing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, the official said, “He’s being monitored by the physios and doing his normal endurance work in his space. about staying fit and ready for action when it comes to running. “
Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday that the Sydney Test match between India and Australia remains on track for now despite a new COVID-19 cluster in Sydney. The third test between India and Australia is scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7, while the last test of the series will take place in Brisbane from January 15.
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