Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant were seen enjoying themselves at the playing area of their hotel before the T20I series against England. Team India are fresh off a Test series win against England. They have also qualified for the World Test Championship final and have topped the ICC rankings as well. Meanwhile, the T20I series starts with the first of the five games at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 12.
The four Indian cricketers enjoyed their leisure time in the kids’ area, playing with toys and remembering their childhood days. Shikhar Dhawan posted a reel on Instagram where he could be seen riding a scooter, while Kuldeep Yadav was on a tricycle. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were busy throwing balls at each other.
The reel has since gone viral on Instagram. The brief clip featuring Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant has gained over 500,000 likes and 2,500 comments in the last 24 hours.
Watch Indian Cricketers Having Fun
Meanwhile, both teams are looking forward the T20I series with much anticipation. They will treat the series as a dress rehearsal for the World T20 later this year in India. Suryakumar Yadav has finally earned his maiden India call-up after consistent performances in domestic cricket and the IPL. The BCCI has also included players like Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia who also performed well for their respective franchises.
In the meantime, there has been a change in the World Test Championship final venue. It was scheduled to be held at Lord’s but a recent spike in COVID cases made the ICC and the ECB think of a different venue.
“Yeah, it is in Southampton. It was decided long time ago. Due to COVID and they [in Southampton] have the hotel absolutely close. When England resumed play after COVID, they had a lot of matches in Southampton due to the same reason,” the BCCI President said.