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Here’s what Ravi Shastri said about Virat Kohli’s decision to miss three Tests during Australia tour

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India coach Ravi Shastri has backed skipper Virat Kohli for making the “right decision” to fly again to India for the start of his first baby. Shashtri, nevertheless, admitted that Indian cricket group would “obviously” miss Kohli through the Test collection in opposition to Australia. It is to be famous that Kohli will miss three Tests within the upcoming collection in opposition to Australia as he has been granted paternity depart by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This implies that Kohli will play in simply the opening Test of the four-match collection.

“I think it’s the right decision he’s taking. These moments don’t come time and time again. He has the opportunity, he’s going back, and I think he’ll be happier for that,” Shastri advised ABC Sport, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

“If you see where India have gone in the last five-six years, there’s no doubt in absolutely anyone’s mind that he’s the driving force and the man behind it (India’s success). So he obviously would be missed. But like I say, in adversity comes opportunity. There are lot of young guys in the side and it’s an opportunity for them,” he added.

India and Australia are scheduled to play three ODIs, three T20Is, and 4 Tests. The tour will begin on November 27 with the three-match ODI collection. 

The first Test is scheduled to begin from December 17 on the Adelaide Oval. This Test can be a day-night contest. The four-match collection can be part of the World Test Championship (WTC). 

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