The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is constantly getting targeted by his critics after the humiliating defeat of team India in the first test match against Australia. He is getting slammed more because he is returning to India and he won’t be leading the team in the remaining three test matches.
Virat has taken paternity leave from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as his wife Anushka Sharma is going to give birth to their first baby in January 2021. It is not just the defeat which has left the Indian cricket fans in a state of anger and shock, the manner in which the Indian team surrendered in the second innings and got all out at the lowest total ever of 36 has contributed more to their fury.
Now the former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha has come forward to support the Indian skipper and in an interview, Ojha says that somebody’s personal life and his decision should be respected. As per him, Virat is pretty clear that he wants to be with Anushka as she needs him on this special moment and he has informed about it to BCCI even before the Australian tour started. Ojha is not happy with the manner in which Virat’s family has been pulled into this matter as he says that personal and professional lives should be kept separate and talking bad about someone just because we lost the match is not justifiable at all.
Pragyan Ojha adds that Virat’s decision should not be questioned now because it’s not that he is returning to India in the middle of the tour. He has notified about it well in advance to BCCI and the board has also agreed to give him the paternity leave. Pragyan Ojha further emphasizes that just because India has lost the match and we are sad and annoyed, it doesn’t give us the right to troll someone or question his decision.
We also agree with what Pragyan Ojha has said, after all it’s just a game! Let’s hope that the Indian team will make strong comeback in the Boxing Day test match starting on December 26.