Twitter has erupted as their favorite and the best Indian batsmen, Virat Kohli is missing from the ongoing final T20 International vs South Africa.
The enormity of the decider for the series has not gone lost on anyone at all.
But the fact that Indian captain misses the game due to a stiff back injury makes it understandable.
This surely means Virat could rest out of the Nidahas Trophy to be played in March in Sri Lanka.
And also the sheer fact that Virat has scored almost a thousand runs across the long tour of the rainbow nation makes the break well deserving and needed if one takes a look at India”s very busy schedule for the year. He was India”s highest run-getter in the test series with 286 runs and a magnificent hundred centurion of 153. And followed it up 558 runs in the six-game ODI series which included three amazing hundreds.
Virat is the backbone of the team and leads from the front and his leadership will be missed. But Rohit Sharma will lead the side on the park in Virat”s absence.
India would like to win the series and give a befitting tribute to their captain.
Virat Kohli is not playing the match. According to unconfirmed reports, he is yet to come out of the shock that Dhoni can abuse better than him.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) February 24, 2018
Virat Kohli not playing tonight #IndvSA
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 24, 2018
Did Virat kohli take rest from final T20 match because he doesn't want to take risk of missing most important IPL?
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) February 24, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 24, 2018
Breaking: Virat Kohli out of the deciding t20 with a stiff back. And now also virtually ruled out of the Sri Lanka tri series also.
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) February 24, 2018
Injury Update: Virat is ruled out with a stiff back. Rohit Sharma is captain tonight!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 24, 2018
Virat Kohli ends South Africa tour with 871 runs (in 14 inns) – the most by any captain on an away tour (all 3 International formats combined).
Prev highest: 803 by Graeme Smith (13 inns) on England tour of 2003. #KingKohli
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 24, 2018
— Captain (@Virat4everr) February 24, 2018
Virat Kohli on this tour:
79 Batting average
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 24, 2018
Rohit Sharma At Toss – "Virat Kohli's Got A Stiff Back As He Has Had A Long Season, So He Misses Out."
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) February 24, 2018
— Mitul (@R3Mitul) February 24, 2018