Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly: Change in paternity leaves over a period of time

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Published by Ishan Soni on 19 Nov 2020

Being a cricketer and representing team India worldwide is a matter of pride and respect. In a country where this sport is loved the most, millions of people aspire to become a part of Team India. And, when it comes to getting leaves approved by BCCI from the game, it’s not easy as we think.

Recently, BCCI has granted leaves to Virat Kohli to be with Anushka during the due date of their firstborn. On this note, let’s have a look at how the leaves have changed over time from the era of Saurav Ganguly.

Virat Kohli

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The first name on this list is definitely of captain Virat Kohli. According to the reports, he will only be playing the first test match of the Australia tournament and after that, he will return to India to be with Anushka Sharma. Virat and Anushka are all set to embrace parenthood in January 2021.

MS Dhoni

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Captain cool of team India, MS Dhoni was on an international tour during the 2015 World Cup when baby Ziva was born. Wife Sakshi Dhoni shared this happy update via a text message to Suresh Raina. It was a moment of joy for MS Dhoni as he got the biggest gift while he was in Australia.

Sourav Ganguly

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Former star captain Saurav Ganguly also didn’t take any leave as he was captaining his team for an important test series on South Africa in 2001. He received this good update that he is blessed with a baby girl over a phone call. He named his baby girl Sana.

Alec Stewart

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Team England’s former captain Alec Stewart once revealed during an interview that when he got to know that his wife is about to get into labor in the year 1993, he had left the test match to welcome his baby girl.

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