Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen India has ever produced. Ever since taking charge as captain, he managed captaincy and batting duties quite comfortably. The 32-year-old stalwart makes the headlines for all the reasons these days.
India’s regular captain has pulled off animated celebrations on the field. Time and again, he gave opposition batsmen an expletive-ridden send-off after their dismissals. Kohli is also the only batsman in the modern-day era to have a batting average of 50+ across formats.
Kohli’s last competitive match appearance came against Australia in the first Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy series. India lost the pink-ball day-night affair at Adelaide Oval.
Australian bowlers ripped through the defense of Team India’s batting line-up. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India registered the lowest ever total (36) in Test cricket. Ahead of the first Test, India lost the ODI series by 2-1. However, they won the T20I series by 2-1 under Kohli’s astute leadership.
After the first Test, Kohli flew to India to attend the birth of his first child. Ajinkya Rahane took charge as stand-in captain and scripted history in Australia. India won the series by 2-1 and retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy. This is their second consecutive Test series triumph on Australian soil.
The Indian captain also congratulated Ajinkya Rahane & Co on the historic series victory. The 32-year-old became a ‘proud father’ on January 11 as his beloved wife Anushka Sharma gave birth to a baby girl.
Virat Kohli served a legal notice
The Indian captain was served a legal notice by Kerala High Court for promoting online rummy. It is well-known that Kohli is the most-followed Indian on the Instagram platform.
The athlete is earning so much money through brand endorsements and advertisements. Apart from Kohli, Tamannah Bhatia and Aju Varghese were also served a legal notice by the court. The state government had earlier passed an Act in 1960 where the representatives declared rummy as an offense.
According to the Mathrubhumi website, Thrissur native Poly Varghese was the petitioner who moved to the court to lodge a complaint against the celebrities. The petitioner in his complaint had alleged that the brand ambassadors played a primary role in influencing netizens and made them play online rummy.
Indian captain will return to action on February 5
India has a big challenge ahead as they will lock horns with England for the upcoming home series. Both teams will play 4 Tests, 5 T20Is, and 3 ODIs respectively. The first Test will go all guns blazing in Chennai. Indian captain Virat Kohli will return to cricketing action on February 5.
On the other hand, England are in top form at the moment. They inflicted 2-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka in Galle. They will be looking forward to posing a threat to the Indian side. India are a lethal force at home. It is not that easy to beat India in their familiar conditions.
The likes of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer return to England squad. Joe Root who scored 228 and 186 in the first and second Test in Sri Lanka will be hungry to score more runs. The 38-year-old pacer James Anderson who took 6 wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka will be hungry to bag crucial wickets for the side.