India’s cricket sensation, Virat Kohli, has chosen to take a break from One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 International cricket (T20), as reported by Indian media.
Although the cricket maestro won’t be participating in the T20I and ODI matches during the South Africa tour, he remains committed to playing in the Test matches, with this decision communicated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The South Africa tour, starting with the T20 International in Durban on December 10, includes three T20 Internationals, three ODIs, and two Test matches. Kohli’s absence from the shorter formats marks a significant change for the Indian team.
Kohli’s exceptional performance in the recent World Cup highlighted his skill, amassing an impressive total of 765 runs in 11 innings, including three centuries. This outstanding display earned him the title of the tournament’s best player. Notably, Kohli also surpassed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries.
Taking a well-deserved break, Kohli is currently enjoying a vacation in London. His decision follows an intense schedule of continuous cricket over the past few months. Previously, Kohli had last taken a break before the World Cup, opting for rest alongside captain Rohit Sharma for the first two ODIs against Australia back in September.