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‘It’s fine, you can afford it’ – Kapil Dev on Virat Kohli taking paternity leave from Australia tour

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Kohli will not be part of the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Take a look at.

Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli
Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has backed present captain Virat Kohli after the latter took paternity go away from the tour of Australia to be with spouse Anushka Sharma, who’s because of give beginning to their first youngster within the month of January. The 32-year-old will probably be part of the T20I and ODI sequence, however he will probably be leaving Australia after the opening Take a look at, scheduled to start out on December 17.

Earlier, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) granted him the go away, which means that the nationwide workforce gained’t be having his providers within the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Take a look at. A lot of specialists, together with Harbhajan Singh, Sunil Gavaskar, Aussie Take a look at skipper Tim Paine, and many others, have opined on how Kohli’s absence can go away so much to be desired for Workforce India.

“Don’t assume we might afford to go and are available again. That’s for certain. Sunil Gavaskar didn’t see his son for a lot of months. It was a distinct factor. Look, issues change. If I speak about Kohli, when his father died, he got here again taking part in cricket the subsequent day. Immediately he takes a go away for his child. It’s wonderful, you’ll be able to afford it,” Kapil was quoted as saying on a video convention at HTLS 2020.

I’m glad for Virat Kohli, says Kapil

Kapil, who’s additionally the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian captain, lauded Virat for taking the go away and attending the beginning of his new child.

“You should buy a aircraft and return and are available again once more in three days. I really feel glad and proud that at the moment sportsmen have reached a degree the place they will do that. I’m glad for Virat. He’s coming again to see his household. I perceive you’ve gotten ardour however the largest ardour is that he’s having a child,” he added.

The Delhi-born Kohli is at the moment in Sydney the place Workforce India are quarantining and coaching forward of the worldwide fixtures. The gamers reached the New South Wales capital metropolis on November 13 after the conclusion of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), which ended on November 10.

The tour will get underway with the opening ODI on November 27 on the Sydney Cricket Floor. It is going to be adopted by the T20I sequence after which the Checks will happen.

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