Kohli set out on Paternity Leave, done before flying

Indian skipper Virat Kohli left for India on a paternity leave after being forced into the Ajinkya Rahane-led squad for the remaining three matches of the Test series against Australia.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli left for India on a paternity leave after being forced into the Ajinkya Rahane-led squad for the remaining three matches of the Test series against Australia.

Kohli’s first child will be born in January. Before flying to Australia, Kohli met teammates and encouraged them to do well in the remaining matches of the series. The Indian team lost 0–1 in the series after an 8-wicket defeat in Adelaide.

Kohli got paternity leave long before the BCCI. In the absence of Kohli, Rahane has been given the responsibility of captaining the team. The purpose of organizing the team’s interaction with Kohli was to increase the confidence of the players, so that they came into the ground with a positive mindset for the Test match Boxing Day (from 26 December) in Melbourne.The Indian team lost the first match of the series within three, during which its second innings was reduced to just 36 runs. This is the lowest score of this team in Test history. In the first innings of this Test, Kohli scored 74 runs before being run out. He was the top Indian scorer.