Out-of-form Virat Kohli will be rested for the upcoming five-match T20 series against the visiting South Africa side.

Virat Kohli, who has been playing regular cricket for a long, has been rested from the third and final T20I against West Indies. He will also be rested from the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. According to PTI, the BCCI has taken this decision due to the bio-bubble impact on the players.

The former India skipper has already left the bio-bubble and has reached Mumbai to be with his wife and daughter.

Earlier, Kohli overcame his bad run of form to score a 30th T20 half-century. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 19, while Suryakumar Yadav was out for 8. Chase accounted for both batsmen.

However, Kohli was in a mood as he hit seven fours and a six to reach his half-century off 39 deliveries.

“I decided to be positive when I went in,” Kohli said. “Despite losing a few wickets, I wanted to continue in the same way. I was disappointed to get out because the game was set up nicely to go hard in the last few overs, which is my strength. So I am happy that I went out with a clear intent today.”

India won the game by 8 runs in the end. The third and final T20 will be played on Sunday at the same venue.

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