Virat Kohli has been the torchbearer of Indian Cricket for many years now and the recent heartbreaking ODI World Cup final loss against Australia has taken a toll on him which is why he has taken a well-deserved break from Cricket.
Virat was recently captured with Anushka Sharma and their daughter Vamika spending some quality time on their recent vacation in the United Kingdom. In a heartwarming video that has gone viral on social media, the duo, accompanied by their adorable daughter Vamika, was spotted enjoying the Winter Wonderland in London.
As the Indian cricket team enters a new phase post the Cricket World Cup, a young team led by Suryakumar Yadav is taking charge in a five-match T20I series against Australia. This strategic move, resting key players and allowing the next generation to lead, signifies a transition in the team's dynamics.
However, with the all-format tour of South Africa coming up next month, uncertainties loom over the participation of senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the white ball format.
Recent reports suggest that Virat Kohli has decided to skip the T20I and ODI series against South Africa whereas Rohit's participation is still uncertain. However, speculations are rife that he might give the white-ball series of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs in South Africa a miss, contributing to the ongoing discussions about the team's strategy.
The Indian selection committee, spearheaded by former India allrounder Ajit Agarkar, holds the key to shaping the Indian team for all three formats. The upcoming days will see critical decisions being made regarding player selections. The challenge lies in striking the right balance between involving seasoned players in the Test series and nurturing young talents for future challenges.
Rohit and Virat will play Test series against South Africa
The focus intensifies on the Test series as the first Test against South Africa is set to begin on Boxing Day at Centurion. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will feature in the test series against South Africa and Rohit Sharma will most likely take the captaincy role.
Keeping the World Test Championship cycle in mind, this Test series in South Africa followed by a home 5-match test series against England will be crucial for the Indian team and both these stars of Indian cricket will play an integral role in these matches.