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IND vs WI: Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant unavailable for final T20 – Reports

After a poor performance during the ODI series, Virat Kohli scored a superb half-century against West Indies during the second T20I. He scored 52 from 41 balls and ensured that India got to 186 in the first innings. 

However, in what happens to be big news, Kohli might miss the third T20I against the men in maroon. According to the recent reports, the BCCI has decided to give the batting maestro a 10-day break from the team’s bio-bubble. Thus, this means that he will also miss the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. 

This report further states that Rishabh Pant has been given a break as well. A senior BCCI official had told that this will be a policy available to all the regular all-format players. This official also stated that it was to take care of their workload management. 

“Yes, Kohli has left home on Saturday morning as India have already won the series. As it has been decided by BCCI, it will be a policy to give all the regular all-format players periodic breaks from the bubble to ensure that their workload management and mental health is taken care of,” said the BCCI official.

In the meanwhile, Kohli spoke about his knock on Friday. He said that he decided to play more positively. However, he stated that he was disappointed that he couldn’t continue, and was dismissed after scoring 52. 

“For me, it’s always been an opportunity to bat well in different situations for the team, today when I went in I decided to be positive, then we lost a few wickets,” said Kohli during the post-match interview.

“I wanted to continue in the same way, probably disappointed to get out at the time I did because I set up the game nicely for me to go hard in the last 4-5 overs which is the way I bat, which is my strength. I was happy that I went out with clear intent today, not thinking so much about whether I should try my shots or not and it came off. It’s a nice way to start that innings for myself,” he added.


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