India captain Virat Kohli has requested for a break citing personal reasons. If granted, it will see him miss the December leg of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. The selectors have so far announced the team for only the first two Tests.
India are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20s against Sri Lanka from November 16 to December 24.
“Kohli has informed the BCCI that there are some personal reasons and that is why he won’t be available in the month of December. Kohli has been playing non-stop cricket for quite sometimes now and he certainly would like to be fresh for South Africa tour in January,” a source in BCCI said according to report in Rediff.
Kohli had missed the Dharamsala against Australia earlier this year owing to a shoulder injury. Interestingly, there are speculations that Kohli wants a break to get married to Anushka Sharma.
--By A Cricket Correspondent