Team India captain Virat Kohli has finally broken his silence on the canceled fifth Test match against England in Manchester, terming the entire incident as 'unfortunate'. It is to be noted that the fifth Test was called off at the last minute after some members of Team India tested positive for COVID-19.\
The British media slammed the Indian team for failing to follow the COVID-19 protocols as head coach Ravi Shastri and four other members of the Indian support staff got infected with the coronavirus. After the fifth Test was canceled, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and other Indian cricketers flew to the UAE to join their respective IPL teams. Kohli will be in quarantine for 6 days before joining Royal Challengers Bangalore to train for the remaining matches of IPL 2021.
In the 'RCB Bold Diaries' series, Kohli expressed his disappointment over the canceled Test and said it was unfortunate that the Indian players had to leave England without completing the series. All the Indian players are currently under quarantine in the bio-bubble of their respective teams as IPL 2021 is all set to resume from September 19.
Kohli said “Unfortunately we had to reach here early, but with COVID, things are very uncertain. Anything can happen anytime. "
The Indian team decided to cancel the fifth Test after a support staff named Yogesh Parmar tested positive. Significantly, BCCI and ECB are discussing this matter and trying to find a solution.