Indian captain Virat Kohli will play the test series against Australia next month before taking paternity leave and missing the rest of the matches.

According to details, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement on Monday confirming that it had granted Kohli’s request for paternity leave during the upcoming series.

Kohli is expected to play in the limited-overs section of the tour and the day-night test match from December 17-21 before returning to India to be with his wife Anushka Sharma, who is expecting the couple’s first child in January.


Meanwhile, Anushka shared Virat cleaning his shoes for the tour.

Back in August, Anushka and Virat had announced on social media that they will soon be turning into a family of three. The couple had shared an adorable picture that had sent their fans and fan clubs into a frenzy.

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And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️?

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Virat recently celebrated his 32nd birthday in Dubai with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team and Anushka by his side. The couple’s photos as well as Anushka’s appearances at the IPL matches went viral on social media.