Star Sports removes Virat Kohli from IND vs NZ preview poster: the reasons behind it



The ICC World Cup 2023 first semi-final match between India and New Zealand will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai tomorrow (15 November). However, controversy erupted when ICC World Cup 2023 official broadcasting partner Star Sports used Virat Kohli’s face instead of Rohit Sharma’s in the match’s preview poster alongside Kane Williamson. This decision angered fans, who accused Star Sports of bias. After facing massive backlash, Star Sports eventually replaced Kohli’s face with Rohit’s. India, led by Rohit Sharma, will face New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the semi-final match. In the previous edition of the ODI World Cup, New Zealand defeated India in the semi-finals. The India squad includes Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and others, while New Zealand’s squad includes Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and others. Australia and South Africa will also face off in the second semi-final match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on 16 November.