Watch: Trying to fill ‘Virat’ void, Team India gets down to intense training | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Team India captain Rohit Sharma along with his teammates on Tuesday arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, the venue for the opening Test of the upcoming five-match series against England, scheduled to commence on Thursday.
A video shared by the BCCI captured Rohit and his team involved in a batting session at the nets, followed by their participation in various fielding drills.

“When it’s almost ‘time’ for the first Test”, BCCI wrote while posting the video.


India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli will not be part of the first two Tests due to personal reasons.
The BCCI urged the fans and media to refrain from speculating about the reason for his forced break. The five-match series begins in Hyderabad on January 25.

“Virat Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be withdrawn from the first two Tests of the upcoming Test series against England, citing personal reasons,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
The BCCI also said that Kohli had discussed with skipper Rohit and team management about his decision to pull-out.
“Virat has spoken to captain Rohit Sharma, the team management, and the selectors and has emphasized that while representing the country has always been his top priority, certain personal situations demand his presence and undivided attention,” the release further stated.
The BCCI is yet to announce Virat’s replacement.

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