Indian media said on Monday that Virat Kohli, a batter, flew back to Mumbai from Guwahati because of a “personal emergency”. At the same time, the Men in Blue arrived in Trivandrum for their second warm-up game against the Netherlands. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not said for sure if Kohli will miss the warm-up game, according to NDTV. The story said the star batter would get back in time to play with his teammates in India’s October 2 match against The Netherlands.
Virat Kohli travels back to Mumbai due to ‘personal emergency’
This was confirmed by someone from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He went to Mumbai for personal reasons. A source said that Virat would be back with the team soon. The news comes as rumours on social media spread that his wife, the Indian star Anushka Sharma, is pregnant. Several Indian entertainment news sites said that the power couple is expecting their second child and is just waiting for the right time to make the official announcement.
According to the Khaleej Times, some people think that the actress has purposely kept a low profile and limited her public appearances to avoid public attention and stop more rumours. These rumours started going around earlier, but they got a lot of attention after Anushka’s recent festival-themed Instagram post, in which she was seen wearing a saree in all the photos.
She got married to Kohli in 2017 and had their first child, Vamika, in January 2021. The first warm-up game between India and England had to be cancelled because of bad weather in Guwahati. They will have one more chance to see how their starting eleven plays on Tuesday when they play the Netherlands. India will play their first game in the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 8 in Chennai against Australia.