"Not True...": AB De Villiers' Makes U-Turn After Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Expecting '2nd Child' Comment

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Ab de recently claimed that Virat and Anushka are expecting their 2nd child on YouTube

Vishal Singh Feb. 9, 2024

Ab de denies rumours -

Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers once revealed the news that star batsman Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their second child, casting doubt on the player's ability to play the rest of the Test series against England. For personal reasons, Kohli had withdrawn from the India team for the first two Test matches against England. Whether Kohli will play in the remaining games of the series is yet unknown. Ab De Villiers was questioned on his YouTube live about whether or not he had spoken to Virat Kohli and whether or not he was okay.

He further concluded by clarifying that -


All I know is he is fine. He is spending a bit of time with his family, that is the reason he is missing the first two Test matches. I am not going to confirm anything else. I cannot wait to see him back. He is fine, he is happy
~revealed AB de Villiers on his YouTube channel
Let me just see what he said. I just want to at least give you a little bit of love," he added.
So I wrote to him 'Been wanting to check in with you for a while now biscuits. How are you?'. He said 'Just need to be with my family right now'. Then I said I was doing well.
Yes, his second child is on the way. Yes, it's family time and things are important to him. If you are not genuine to yourself, you lose track of what you are here for. I think most people's priority is family. You can't judge Virat for that. Yes, we miss him, but he has made the right decision
~he added

However, he admits that he made a mistake by adding unauthentic information to the viewers about Virat and Anushka's second child.

Family comes first and then Cricket. I had made a big mistake on my YouTube channel. That information was wrong and not true at all. I think whatever's best for Virat's family comes first. No one knows what's happening there, all I can do is wish him well. Whatever the reason for his break, I hope he can come stronger, better, and fresh from this
~De Villiers told Dainik Bhaskar

India is yet to announce their squad for the third Test, starting in Rajkot from February 15. Reports have emerged that Kohli might miss the third, as well as the fourth Test.