Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has returned to Mumbai due to a personal emergency just before India's World Cup warm-up match against the Netherlands.
Virat Kohli has flown back to Mumbai after a ‘personal emergency’ ahead of India’s World Cup warm-up match against the Netherlands
Flight Back to Mumbai
Kohli reportedly took a flight from Guwahati after rain washed out India's practice game with England.
BCCI has confirmed Kohli was not a part of the Indian squad that flew to Thiruvananthapuram for their upcoming warm-up match against the Dutch players on Tuesday
Not a Part of Squad
According to Cricbuzz, BCCI has confirmed that Kohli was not included in the Indian squad for the upcoming warm-up match against the Netherlands.
The Indian cricketing board has revealed that Kohli had to leave Mumbai due to a personal emergency but will rejoin the team soon.
Importance of Kohli
Kohli remains the key player for India in the World Cup, making his absence notable.
Desire to Practice
Though the practice match with the Netherlands is not crucial, Kohli would still want to get some practice before the tournament begins.
Personal Emergency Details
Details regarding Kohli's personal emergency are still unclear.
Meeting His Wife?
Speculations suggest that Kohli returned to Mumbai to meet his wife, Anushka Sharma.
Expecting Second Child
Hindustan Times reported that the celebrity couple is expecting their second child, fueling the speculation.
Avoiding Public Attention
Kohli and Anushka have been carefully guarding their first child's privacy, not showing her face publicly or online.
Kohli's Cricketing Career
In the last three years, Kohli has had some ups and downs in his cricketing career.
Magical Form Return
However, he returned to his magical form in 2023 and has been scoring runs again, especially during the Asia Cup 2023.
Crucial World Cup
The upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 provides the perfect stage for Kohli to showcase his comeback and break some all-time records.
Joining Elite Company
Kohli recently became the fifth-quickest batter to reach 13,000 runs in One Day International cricket, joining the ranks of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, and S Jayasuriya.
Speculations suggest Virat went back to Mumbai to meet his wife Anushka Sharma