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Virat Kohli Shares A Laugh With Adam Gilchrist at Gabba
By CricShots - Nov 19, 2018 5:02 pm
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The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen sharing a laugh with legendary Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist during the net sessions at Gabba, in Brisbane on Monday. In images shared on the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the 30-year-old was seen laughing along with the former Aussie great during the net session.

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Indian players batting at the Gabba

Shikhar Dhawan and other Indian batsmen, along with Krunal Pandya were also seen having a practice in the batting nets at Gabba. In the tweet, the BCCI wrote: “Another day, another drill – Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s practice session as they build up to the big game against Australia at The Gabba.”

Ahead of the first game, the Indian head coach Shastri said that Team India has learned their lessons from South Africa and England, and now they are willing to challenge Australia, He said, “They have learned from the mistakes in the earlier tours. It does not matter which sides wins or loses as long as there is competition, I know the people love it. Whether it is the media, whether it is the people watching it on television or at the ground.”

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Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah showed off his skills with the bat at the training session as he went “hammer and tongs” with the bat at the nets. CCI tweeted, “That moment at the nets when @Jaspritbumrah93 went Hammer and Tongs 💥💥💥👌🏻 #TeamIndia”.

The Indian team will play the first T20I against Australia at Gabba on Wednesday. The two teams will play 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs. Ahead of the start of the series, vice-captain Rohit Sharma spoke to reporters and stressed the importance of the tour. Talking to the reporters on Monday, Sharma said, “It’s the one place that we want to leave our mark and do well as a unit. The last time we played Test series here, although we lost two games and we drew one game. I thought there were a few close games being played.”