Indian team is all set to play 4 match test series in Australia starting on Thursday.India will kick off their test campaign at the Adelaide. Virat Kohli’s men have the best chances to win the series for the first time in the history as Australia is still trying to fill the shoes of Steven Smith and David Warner.
Indian team played a single practice game against Cricket Australia X1 in Sydney. India bundled out for 358. For the visitors, Prithvi Shaw scored the highest score of 66 before he was bowled from behind his legs. Virat Kohli looked in fine touch before getting caught and bowled. Cheteshwar Pujara also looked in solid touch. In reply, Cricket Australia scored a mammoth 554 thanks to a century from Harry Nielson and 86 from Aaron Hardie. In the second innings, Murali Vijay scored a stylish 100.
Virat Kohli’s men are starting the campaign in Adelaide but not before the photoshoot. Some of the Indian team members like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvi posed for the camera. The pictures clicked by the photographer and the set up under which it was clicked looked very intense.
Virat Kohli Sitting on a chair, white spotlight light above his head and his MRF willow right on the table, in front of him looked like a man who is on a mission with sheer determination in the eyes of India’s captain. The reflection of his face on the glass table looks like the King is about to start his war again. BCCI put out the picture in their social media handle and captioned it as #KingKohli #Shotoftheday. Caption game 100% from the BCCI.
K.L.rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvi and Rohit Sharma also posed for the camera in a similar set up where they look like men on a mission. The concept of the clicks which was captured on the lens where absolutely exquisite.
The pictures captured sums up the preparation and build up to the game on Thursday where Virat Kohli’s men look hungry, thirsty and what not as they know that they have the best chance of winning the series is now. India has their combination in place and whereas Australia look pretty ordinary on paper compared to their previous team which played against India.