Feb 1, 2023, 17:55 IST

Watch! The reason Virat Kohli refused a picture with a fan recently


Virat Kohli is getting some time away from the game to be with his family. The former India skipper was with his wife Anushka Sharma during a visit to holy site. Kohli and his wife had gone to the much-visited Rishikesh to seek divine blessings for their families. Kohli has been rested for the T20 format off late along with national skipper Rohit Sharma. The visit comes just days before India gets ready to face Australia in a fierce test series battle at home.

Kohli refuses to click picture with a fan –

The former Indian captain Virat Kohli is a huge hit wherever he goes. On the recent visit to Rishikesh, his fans went on an overdrive as usual. Kohli was asked for autographs and a few selfies. Kohli, though respecting the place he was in was polite enough to deny the request for a picture and said “Bhai Ashram Hai Yarr”

Kohli’s mixed bag start to the year –

Virat Kohli ended 2022 with a ODI century after over three years and began 2023 in the same vein. In the series against Sri Lanka, the 34 year old scored 2 centuries in the 1st and 3rd ODI respectively. His 166 not out in the final ODI at Kerala was the highlight of the series as India won the series with a 3-0 margin.

In the next series against much superior New Zealand bowling, Virat Kohli couldn’t score heavily as got starts but couldn’t convert it into a huge score. Against the Kiwis, Kohli scored mere 55 runs from 3 games. His best in the series was the 36 in the final game at Indore.

Australian challenge next for Kohli-

Starting 9th February, India will play 4 tests and 3 ODI games against Australia before the IPL begins. Kohli hasn’t scored a test ton in over 3 years and he will want to break this jinx. Off- late Kohli has struggled in the longer format of the game and fallen to the spinners time and again.

A series win against Australia with 3-1 or 4-0 margin will earn India a ticket to the finals of the World Test Championship. India wil hope Kohli can break his jinx in the red ball format and play a crucial role for India and perform well in the highly anticipated series against the Australians.