The 6th Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Lecture took place in Bengaluru. This is an occasion where players are awards for their achievements and hardwork they put in throughout the year. The names of the winners were announced a week back and 12th June is the night of the Awards. The awards would be handed out to the winners who will also give a speech. To give out the awards Late Mansoor Ali khan Pataudi’s wife Sharmila Tagore was present in Bengaluru. Even the Afghanistan Cricket team which is slated to play their debut Test in two days time, also graced the venue. Also Read - India's Predicted Squad For England Test Series: Kohli, Ishant Set to Return; Shami, Jadeja And Vihari Unavailable
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen spoke at the event and said, “Let’s make Test cricket a spectacle. The players have to play a role. Give them voice. Entertainment is about creating an experience.” Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 5: Will Rain Play Spoilsport During India vs Australia Match at The Gabba, Start Time, Match Predictions
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Here are the pictures posted by BCCI which show who all have already reached the venue.
Meanwhile, we could not see Virat Kohli, but we know for a fact that he left Mumbai along with Anushka Sharma for the event.
On the cricketing front, India’s regular captain Virat Kohli will not take part in Afghanistan’s debut Test as he is recovering from a neck injury. Also Dinesh Karthik has replaced an injured Wriddhiman Saha for the Test.