Adelaide: Australian batsman Steve Smith has said Virat Kohli should be given credit for prioritizing the birth of his first child on cricket as the Indian captain is in Australia for the entire test series. There was a lot of pressure to stop.
After losing 8 wickets in the first test in Adelaide, Team India lost 0-1 in the 4-Test series. Virat Kohli will be leaving home today so that he can live with his wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child. The second Test will take place in Melbourne from December 26.
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Steve Smith said in a virtual press conference: “Of course it’s a big loss for India that he won’t play in the rest of the series. You have to see how he played in the first sets. It was a level performance against a good bowling attack on a friendly bowling ground.
He said: ‘I congratulated him after the first test and said your trip should be enjoyable, hope you are ok with the kid. I wish your wife the best.
Smith said: “I’m sure there must have been a lot of pressure to stay here, but he’s credited with taking action and going home for the birth of his first child.” They really want to witness this.
Indian team captain Virat Kohli scored 74 points in the opening rounds of the day-night test played at Adelaide Oval, which was the highest score of all batsmen for both teams. At the same time, Steve Smith was only able to score one point.