India and England are locking horns with each other in the highly-anticipated pink-ball Test i.e third Test of the four-match series at revamped Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This is a special Test for India in many ways as it will be the first time that the hists are playing at the world’s largest cricket stadium that boasts of having a stunning capacity of accommodating 1,32,000 viewers. For this special event, Indian skipper Virat Kohli wished to have his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika Kohli alongside him.
Before the commencement of the day-night Test, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind had performed bhumi pujan for the Sardar Patel Sports Conclave and inaugurated the stadium in the presence of other notable personalities including Home Minister Amit Shah, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. With a capacity of 1,32,000, Narendra Modi Stadium is bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia that has a capacity of about 90,000.
However, the recent reports have suggested that Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma along with her new-born travelled to Ahmedabad in a hush-hush manner and took a chartered flight to Motera Stadium. The fans can expect the presence of Anushka and Vamika in the stands cheering for the Indian skipper.
There are certain chances that Virat’s daughter will not make a public appearance as the couple had repeatedly mentioned that they wish to raise their child away from the public eye and aren’t keen about engaging her on social media. Virat and Anushka had also requested the reporters to refrain from clicking the pictures of their daughter till a certain age.
Losing the toss at Motera, Virat Kohli and his men were put to bowl first. Thus far, the Indian bowlers have bowled with immense discipline with the ball as England was bundled out for 112. Axar Patel is the highest wicket-taker for India with six wickets under his belt. Ishant Sharma has picked one wicket of Dom Sibley while R Ashwin also has three to his name.