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Grit, determination and resilience: On daddy duty, Virat Kohli cheers India’s series win

Grit, determination and resilience: On daddy duty, Virat Kohli cheers India’s series win

India suffered a major set back after losing the Test in Hyderabad, however, victories in Vizag, Rajkot and Ranchi helped them seize the series

India claimed a stellar 5-wicket win in IND vs ENG 4th Test, ultimately winning the series in their favour. However, throughout the match, the absence of Virat Kohli was deeply felt, with fans eagerly longing for his presence. Despite this, Rohit Sharma and the team performed admirably, and even though Kohli couldn’t be on the field due to daddy duties, his joy and pride were evident in his heartfelt words of celebration shared on Twitter.

Virat Kohli Tweets after missing IND vs ENG 4th Test

In his tweet, Kohli, who missed his first Test in 13 years, praised the team’s outstanding performance, highlighting their grit, determination, and resilience. The win was particularly special as it marked the first series loss for the Stokes-McCullum duo.

“Phenomenal series win by our young team. Showed grit, determination and resilience.” Kohli wrote on X.

Why did Virat Kohli miss IND vs ENG 4th Test?

Kohli’s absence from the 4th Test stemmed from his decision to prioritize family after welcoming his baby boy (Akaay) with his wife Anushka Sharma on February 15. Despite not being able to contribute on the field, Kohli’s support and pride for the team were palpable.

IND vs ENG Ranchi Test: Shubman Gill emphasises how Virat Kohli's absence affected Team India, also on how youngsters stepped up

Youngsters Shubman Gill, Dhruv Jurel propel India to win

The match itself saw India facing a challenging situation, with the team experiencing a collapse to 120-5 despite initially cruising at 84 for no loss on day 4. However, the young duo of Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel displayed remarkable resilience, forging a crucial partnership of 72 runs for the sixth wicket, ultimately leading India to a memorable victory on the penultimate day of the Test.

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