India vs Cricket Australia XI: India captain Virat Kohli once again impressed a fan by signing his shirt after a practice session ahead of the four-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI. Kohli was walking along with young Prithvi Shaw, while an Indian fan shouted Kohli’s name, the cricketer stopped and obliged the fan by signing his shirt. The moment is surely something the fan will cherish all his life.
In the video, Kohli can be seen quite relaxed after the session as he talks to Pujara. Meanwhile, Day 1 off the practice game has been called off due to rain.
For India, this is a chance to get their game face on and also make the transition from white-ball to red-ball cricket for the final time this season. After this series, there is a long limited-overs’ schedule until the 2019 ODI World Cup. But before the focus turns to that quadrennial tournament, there is the small matter of preparing well for a last overseas Test series to be played this year.
Meanwhile, after enjoying a day of rest post the tied T20I series, all traveling members were back in action as the Indian team trained hard for nearly three hours on Tuesday to get back into the long-form groove. There were a couple noticeable pointers Murali Vijay batting in tandem with KL Rahul, hinting at a possible reunion at the top of the order.
All primary batsmen had a long outing against left-arm throw-down specialist Nuwan Seneviratne, who is a recent import from Sri Lanka, in a bid to get used to this particular angle of delivery in anticipation of facing Mitchell Starc.