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With the T20 World cup 2024 set to kickstart in a few days’ time, the members of the Indian team are yet to join the side in New York ahead of the marquee tournament. The Men in Blue, who will be led by Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya shouldering the responsibility of vice-captain, the side is yet to get the boost of Virat Kohli, the batting stalwart.

With the first batch of Indian cricketers, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, amongst others leaving on May 25, the second batch departed for New York on May 26, after the conclusion of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). One notable absentee from the side was Virat Kohli, who reportedly requested for a break in order to spend time with his family. 

However there remains obscurity on Virat Kohli’s arrival in New York for the marquee tournament, several reports also suggest that he might miss the one and only warm-up match Team India will be playing. The Rohit Sharma-led Team India are scheduled to play against Bangladesh on June 1 in a warm-up match before their T20 World Cup 2024. On the contrary, several media houses have reported that he will in time for the warm-up match.

“He will reach New York before the warm-up vs Bangladesh on June 1. Whether he plays or not in the warm-up will be management’s call - whether they feel there is enough gap between him landing and the warm-up fixture,” News18 quoted a source. 

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma spotted after dinner with Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge

The Indian batter and former captain, Virat Kohli, who is yet to join the squad in the USA, was spotted leaving a restaurant with wife Anushka Sharma in Mumbai on Tuesday. The celebrity couple were pictured alongside Zaheer Khan and his wife Sagarika Ghatge, with Gaurav Kapoor also accompanying the two couple. 

In the pictures going viral of the celebrity couple, while Virat opted for a casual yet stylish look with a black shirt and denim, his wife and Bollywood star celebrity Anushka Sharma radiated elegance with a neatly tucked-in white shirt paired with faded blue denim.

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