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Virat Kohli Starts His Training Ahead Of The Nagpur Test Against Australia
By CricShots - Feb 3, 2023 3:15 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli hit the gym early in the morning of the first day of the pre-series training camp in Nagpur. The star cricketer started his preparations on Friday as India began their preparation for the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy – a 4-match Test series, starting February 9.

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Virat Kohli acing the gym session

Virat Kohli had visited Rishikesh and headed for trekking with his family. He shared some adorable moments with his daughter Vamika, taking to social media to share photos with his fans and followers. The former Indian skipper made the most of the mini-break as he was not picked for the recently-concluded T20I series against New Zealand along with captain Rohit Sharma.

The former Indian skipper was seen doing cardio, leg exercises, and weight training as he was spotted along with his teammates at the gym in Nagpur on Friday. “Back at it,” Kohli captioned the post as he helped add to the excitement levels for the 4-Test series.

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Notably, India has started their training camp in Nagpur as the Test regulars will warm up to the hectic days ahead. The camp will be overseen by head coach Rahul Dravid, who arrived in Nagpur with the players on Thursday evening. The likes of Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, and the members of the support staff were spotted at the Nagpur airport on Thursday evening.

 

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India will be getting the center-wicket practice at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on the last 3 days in the lead-up to the first Test.

Meanwhile, Australia has begun preparations for the big-ticket series in Bengaluru. The visitors had an intense net session, facing spin from local net bowlers at the KSCA Ground in Alur. Australia reached Bengaluru in multiple batches after the Cricket Australia Awards on Monday night. Usman Khawaja was the latest to arrive in Bengaluru after the break.

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Virat Kohli will be keen on returning to peak form in Test cricket. The former captain did not have a memorable outing against Bangladesh in December last year, managing just 45 runs across 4 innings. However, Kohli was in sensational form in limited-overs cricket, smashing as many as 3 hundreds in ODI cricket in the New Year.