Virat Kohli has withdrawn from the first two Tests against England due to ‘personal reasons.’ The BCCI disclosed this on Monday and assured that a replacement will be appointed soon. The BCCI also urged everyone to respect Kohli’s privacy. Kevin Pietersen supported Kohli’s decision and emphasized the significance of respecting a sportsman’s choice to withdraw for personal reasons. The ECB also confirmed the withdrawal of Harry Brook from the India Test tour for personal reasons. Kohli had previously missed the first T20I against Afghanistan and took a break during India’s tour of South Africa for personal reasons. The last time he took a break from a Test series was for paternity leave in 2021.