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Kohli to miss South Africa ODI series


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India Test skipper Virat Kohli is set to miss the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa.

It is learnt that Kohli has already requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a break in January for family reasons.

As per a TOI report, "Kohli is going to miss the ODIs as he is taking time off to celebrate his daughter Vamika's first birthday. Vamika was born on January 11 last year and Kohli is planning a holiday with his family after the conclusion of the Test series,"

Last year, when Vamika was born, Kohli had gone on paternity leave after the first Test in Australia in Adelaide. India had lost that game before the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane led the side to a historic series win against Australia.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury and Priyank Panchal was named as the replacement.

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