Hyderabad, Jan. 22 -- Ahead of the Ram Temple consecration on Monday, January 22 speculations were rife if Indian cricketer Virat Kohli would attend the ceremony or tend to his professional commitments, ahead of a five-match test series against England Adiraj Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were among the 2000 people invited to the consecration ceremony held today in Ayodhya.

Speculations arose after Virat Kohli was spotted at the Mumbai airport. However, Virat Kohli was spotted arriving in Hyderabad to join the Indian team to take part in the five-match test series against England this week.

The BCCI has however now stated that the batsman has withdrawn from the first two test matches of the s...