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Twitter divides over Virat Kohli skipping ODI series against South Africa for daughter’s birthday

Notably, the ODI series will be Sharma's first assignment as the full time skipper of white-ball format.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 14 December 2021 11:04 pm

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Virat Kohli is reportedly said to miss out the upcoming ODI series against South Africa to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday. His absence from India’s South Africa tour in the ODI series has got multiple reactions from the Twitterati. This news once again divided the social media as users were quick to respond and express their mixed opinions.

Ever since, Kohli was sacked from ODI captaincy several reports have been doing the rounds regarding Kohli didn’t take the news so well and was miffed with the decision of the All India Senior Selection Committee. However, in a surprising turn of events, today on December 14, a news broke citing sources that Kohli will be missing the ODI series against South Africa as he will be taking some time off from the field to spend some quality time with family in order to celebrate his daughter’s birthday.

Notably, the ODI series will be Sharma’s first assignment as the full time skipper of white-ball format. However, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of Test series due to a hamstring injury, and has been replaced by Priyank Panchal. The news regarding both the skipper not playing under each other became talk of the town and cricket fans were quick to express their opinions on social media, some in the form of memes.

Check out few interesting tweets:

 

While some too thought that Kohli might retire.

 

 

https://twitter.com/KamaiKrishn/status/1470672885156962306

 

At the end, one can only hope that all is well in the dressing room and the team does well against South Africa.

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