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Jay Shah on Virat Kohli’s absence from India-England Test series

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Jay Shah on Virat Kohli Absence

Jay Shah on Virat Kohli Absence

Jay Shah on Virat Kohli Absence : Supporting India’s batting maestro Virat Kohli’s decision to withdraw from the current Test series against England, BCCI secretary Jay Shah emphasised Kohli’s freedom to seek personal leave.

Before India’s third Test match against England, Shah spoke to media at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium in Rajkot. “If a person, for the first time in a 15-year career, asks for personal leave, it’s his right,” Shah said, supporting Kohli’s choice.

A player like Virat would never request a leave of absence without cause. We must support and have faith in our athlete.”

Jay Shah on Virat Kohli Absence

Citing personal concerns, 35-year-old Kohli had originally withdrew from the series’ first two Test matches. It was ultimately revealed.

However, that he would be out for the whole five-match series against England. The board respected and approved of the decision.

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In response to questions over Kohli’s probable involvement in the June ICC T20 World Cup, Shah said, “We will talk about him soon.”

Additionally, he affirmed that India’s captain for limited overs, Rohit Sharma, will guide the squad in the next T20 World Cup.

“We are aware that Rohit is capable. As seen during the ODI World Cup, when we advanced to the final by winning ten straight games.

Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, I have no doubt that India will win the 2024 T20 World Cup in Barbados,” Shah said with hope.

Shah made these comments in conjunction with the renaming of the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in honour of seasoned cricket administrator and former first-class player Niranjan Shah.

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