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India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said he expects to get ‘absolute clarity’ regarding the upcoming tour of South Africa in the next couple of days following the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Kohli added head coach Rahul Dravid has initiated a conversation within the group and is also keeping the players abreast about what’s happening at the administrative level.
The returning Indian captain was addressing the media on the eve of the second and final Test against New Zealand in Mumbai from Friday.
“You want to seek clarity as soon as possible, so we have spoken to all the senior members of the squad. Obviously Rahul bhai (Dravid) has initiated a conversation within the group, which is very important to know,” Kohli said when asked about his and the team’s view on the tour.
“At the end of the day, we understand, I mean our focus from the Test match will not shift regardless, but also know that you would want to have clarity and you want to be in a situation where you know exactly what’s going on.”
There were talks about the tour being pushed back or the schedule curtailed while South Africa have maintained that India’s visit is on. Kohli said that in another two…