AB de Villiers has clarified that he shared false information about Virat Kohli missing the England Test series due to the birth of his second child.
Kohli withdrew from the first two Tests against England, citing personal reasons for his absence. Later, a BCCI statement urged fans not to speculate on the reasons behind his decision. The first reports revolved around the poor health of his mother, but they were denied by his brother, Vikas Kohli.
AB de Villiers retracts his statement
However, former South Africa cricketer de Villiers, who shares a close friendship with Kohli after playing together for IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, let it slip when he claimed in a YouTube live session last week that Kohli He is spending time with his family while he waits. the birth of his second child.
Reports have now emerged that Kohli is likely to miss the next two Tests against England, in Rajkot and Ranchi, whose squads will be announced today (February 9).
De Villiers has now clarified that he spread misinformation about Kohli and made a terrible mistake.
“I made a terrible mistake”
speaking to Dainik Bhaskar, said, “Family comes first. It is a priority as I said in my YouTube program. “I also made a terrible mistake by sharing false information, which was not true at all.”
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However, he defended Kohli’s desire for a personal break between the England Test series, saying family is of paramount importance, a view also echoed by Nasser Hussain. “What’s best for Virat and his family comes first,” de Villiers said. “No one knows what is happening. All I can do is wish him the best, and I think everyone who follows Virat and enjoys his cricket will hope that he can come back strong.”
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