A major news came from BCCI just before the Indian team had travelled to Australia for the ongoing series last month, the Indian captain was granted paternity leave and he was given permission to fly back home after the first test in Adelaide. Ahead of the pink-ball Test, Kohli sat down with Australia batsman Steve Smith and answered a few of the questions from the Aussie star cricketer.


During the chat, Smith asked Kohli about his decision to fly back home in the middle of the series and the India batsman said that he wanted to be present for the birth of his child at any cost.


“It is a decision that was absolutely clear in my mind. As committed as you are to play for your country, this is a very, very special moment in life and something that you want to be there for at any cost,” Kohli told Smith in a video posted on BCCI Twitter.





December 20, 2020 — Gaurav Khanna