India skipper Virat Kohli said , in Australia the most special series win for his team, but he did not mind missing it for the birth of his child, the “greatest moment” of his life.
On the eve of the first Test against England, Kohli was asked to express the range of emotions he felt about becoming a father and not being part of one of India’s greatest series wins.
He said, “Firstly I don’t think the two can be compared. Becoming a father has been and will remain the greatest moment in my life, in both our lives. That is something to be experienced to understand what I am saying.
“Secondly, the connection to the team does not go away in any situation. Especially when you have given everything to the team. Especially when you have worked for the last six years on a daily basis to take Indian cricket on top,” Kohli said.
“The last Test, I remember when Shardul and Sundar were having a partnership, I was watching it on my phone just before we had to go, when the doctor called us so. That is how connected you are to the team and how much you are looking forward to the guys doing well.
“What happened was purely out of determination, grit and belief to achieve what they ended up achieving. “That is going to remain in hearts and minds of Indian cricket fans forever. Whether I was part of it or not, to me it doesn’t matter as much as it matters to the Indian cricket team and the whole country. “That moment will be the most special in our lives forever,” said Kohli.