Asia Cup 2018: With Asia Cup hours away, the Rohit Sharma-led team India arrived in the United Arab Emirates yesterday and the team received a grand welcome on reaching the hotel. In a video posted by MS Dhoni on his Instagram account, one can see Ritika Sajdeh alongside Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and the rest of the team being garlanded with flowers and a drink. Earlier, Kedar Jadhav posted a picture of the Indian cricketers in flight Dubai bound. Also Read - IPL 2021 Report, PBKS vs CSK Scorecard: Deepak Chahar's Four-for Guides Chennai Super Kings to 6-Wicket Win Over Punjab Kings
Here is the video shared by MS Dhoni’s fan page.
Meanwhile, India plays their first match on September 18 against Hong Kong and in the next 24 hours lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan, which is expected to be a high-octane battle. BCCI had earlier revealed that all the players will not be traveling together, they will reach Dubai in batches. “Some of the players have left for the Asia Cup Thursday while the others will join them,” a BCCI official had said.
Rohit Sharma would be leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested owing to excess cricket over the last three months.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed.