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BCCI grants Virat a break from bio-bubble

The former captain will be leaving the team for a ten-day break, ahead of their final clash against West Indies on Sunday in Kolkatta.

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Virat Kohli, lately, carrying emotions and gameplay in the same frame ever since he has quit captaincy across all the formats and even his IPL franchise. The mainstay batter of team India has been out of action since a past a few years and has also been wanting his much anticipated 71st century.

Virat Kohli had previously cited workload as one of the primary reasons for him to quit the captaincy. As the world championships are standing on the door, the BCCI has finally heard his call. The board has given him much desired ten-day break ahead of final clash on Sunday against West Indies. The former captain will be travelling back home, snubbing the final T-20I, also opting himself out of Sri Lankan tour of India.

“Yes, Kohli has left home on Saturday morning as India have already won the series. As it has been decided by BCCI, it will be a policy to give all the regular all format players periodic breaks from the bubble to ensure that their workload management and mental health is taken care of,” a senior BCCI official privy to the development told PTI on the condition of anonymity.