AUS vs IND: BCCI informed that Virat Kohli has asked for paternity leave and hence will not play the last 3 Tests of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series in Australia. The news sparked a debate in the cricket fraternity whether or not Kohli made the right choice. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan also gave his opinion regarding Virat’s paternity leave and also made his predictions about the final result of the Test series.
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting the birth of their first child in January. Hence, Kohli had asked for paternity leave. BCCI has granted his request and hence he will return to India after the first Test in Adelaide which is set to be played between December 17 – 21.
“At the selection committee meeting held on October 26th, 2020, Mr Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide. The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide,” BCCI’s statement read in a release.
AUS vs IND: Michael Vaughan makes his predictions of Australia VS India Test Series
On November 10, Vaughan applauded the Indian skipper for taking such a tough call. He also feels that Virat’s absence will help the Australian Team to win the Tests series easily. (AUS vs IND)
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“No @imVkohli (Virat Kohli) for 3 Tests in Australia. The right decision going to be at the birth of his first child .. but it means Australia will win the series quite easily IMO (in my opinion)”, wrote Vaughan on Twitter.
Michael Vaughan wrote another tweet in which he said that BCCI should make Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian team in the limited-overs format. Vaughan said it after Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians won their 5th IPL title by defeating the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL 2020 final.
“Without question, Rohit Sharma should be the Indian T20 captain.. fantastic man-manager & leader.. & he knows exactly how to win T20 games .. it would also give Virat chance to take a breather and just be the player. it works for all other teams around the world..#IPL2020,” Michael Vaughan tweeted. (AUS vs IND)