Team India captain Virat Kohli is on tour in Australia. Kohli will go on paternity leave after the first ODI and T20 series. Virat will be a father in January, so he will be back home after the Adelaide Day-Night Test. Amid Kohli’s visit, there were all sorts of reactions from all sides to return home and many questioned the captain’s decision. Meanwhile, former India batsman VVS Laxman Virat has leaned towards Kohli and urged people to respect his decision.
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Speaking to IANS, VVS Laxman said, “I think it should be respected.” You are definitely a professional cricketer, but you are also a family man and you have to respect the family as well. So, I think this decision should be respected. This is a very important time in your life. ‘Justin Langer expressed happiness and supported Kohli’s decision last week. Langer said, ‘I have increased my respect for them since the decision to return home to Kohli. They are human like all of us, yes. If I want to advise my players, I would advise them to never miss the birth of their child. ‘
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VVS Laxman was not present at the birth of his first child, at the time he was in South Africa. However, Laxman took a break from some Ranji matches before the birth of his second child and lived with his wife. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was in Australia at the birth of his daughter and was busy preparing for the 2015 World Cup.