Reports: Virat Kohli likely to miss the three-match ODI series against South Africa

Reports: Virat Kohli likely to miss the three-match ODI series against South Africa

The three-match ODI series between South Africa and India is scheduled to commence on 19th January 2022.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Virat Kohli missed the 2nd Test match against South Africa owing to a back spasm. And, KL Rahul led the Indian side in Kohli’s absence in the 2nd Test match.

And now, a news report in Republic states that the 33-year-old Kohli might miss the three-match ODI series as well against the Proteas. Well, Kohli’s participation in the ODI series had hogged the limelight before as well.

There were reports doing the rounds that the batting legend had reportedly sought permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to skip the ODI series to spend time with his family.

Virat Kohli was set to play his 100th Test match in Cape Town

If Kohli had played the 2nd Test match at Johannesburg, then he would have featured in his milestone 100th Test match at Cape Town. But now, the batting colossus will have to wait till February to make his 100th appearance in Test cricket.

The three-match ODI series between South Africa and India is scheduled to commence on 19th January 2022, in Paarl. The 2nd and 3rd matches of the series will be played on 21st January and 23rd January respectively.

Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batters to have played the ODI format of the game. The right-hander is the 6th highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and has amassed a staggering 12169 runs at an average of close to 60.

Kohli is also the 2nd highest century-maker in ODI cricket and has piled up 43 tons. Kohli last played an ODI match for India on 28th March 2021, against England. He scored 7 off 10 balls in that game.