Well, it may sound a little strange for some but Virat Kohli’s team India have made three requests to them in the review meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad after the England tour. Kohli has proposed that wives should accompany them, the team should be allocated an exclusive rail coach for the team and bananas. The request for bananas was made because when India toured England, they were not provided the fruit of their choice.
According to Indian Express, the request for bananas startled the CoA.
“Apparently, the England cricket board failed to serve the Indian team with the fruit of their choice during the tour. But the CoA was amused by the request and said that the players should have told the team manager to buy bananas on the BCCI’s expenses,” sources said.
“There were other demands about booking hotels with a proper gym and discussions about the duration and protocol regarding wives accompanying players on tours,” sources said.
“There have been instances in past where a few players have driven with their wives separately. The board wants to stop that practice as it affects team bonding,” the source further added.
Meanwhile, India is hosting the Windies in their own backyard and the Indian captain is in the form of his life, Kohli recently became the fastest to 10,000 international ODI runs. He reached the landmark in merely his 205th ODI, he also became the first Indian to slam three consecutive centuries in ODIs. India leads the ongoing five-match ODI series 2-1 with another game still to be played.
Kohli has been very vocal about how they are prepping for the 2019 ICC World Cup. He is eyeing the big one and the preparations had begun 18 months ago.