Former Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is going through a rough patch in his career, is reportedly all set to be rested for the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa next month. Following the ongoing IPL 2022, the South African cricket team is scheduled to land in India for the upcoming 5 T20Is which will be played across different centers in the country.
Batting maestro Virat Kohli, who is hailed as the run machine, has been struggling to get going in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. The stylish batter has only managed to score just 216 runs in the 12 games he has played so far.
Though, he scored a half-century against Gujarat Titans but he was criticized badly for his strike rate. However, what is more, disappointing is the fact that Virat has been dismissed for three first-ball ducks this IPL season.
Several commentators and pundits have advised Kohli to take a break from the game for some time. However, considering the position of RCB in the IPL 2022 points table, he is unlikely to be rested.
But as per PTI, Kohli will be rested for the upcoming India series. A BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI:
“Virat Kohli in all probability will be rested for the South Africa series. He has been playing a lot of cricket and has been in the bubble for a long time. It has been a policy decision regarding Kohli and other senior players that they will be given periodic breaks from time to time,”
Meanwhile, it still remains to be seen if other senior players of the team will also be rested for the series or not. The opening game of the series will be hosted in Delhi on June 9.