IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli gears up for Pink Ball Take a look at in opposition to England, shares photos from coaching session


Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday shared the photographs from his coaching session forward of the Day-Night time Take a look at in opposition to England on the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

“Motera Stadium #TeamIndia,” learn the caption. In one of many pictures, he’s seeing enjoying soccer and within the different two, he’s seen batting on the nets. 

The Motera recreation will probably be India’s second Pink Ball Take a look at at residence. Of their inaugural recreation, the hosts had defeated Bangladesh in just below 5 periods, on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata again in November 2019, which stays the shortest Take a look at ever performed in India. The Indian skipper had scored 136 runs in that recreation, which stays his final worldwide century. Kohli’s males additionally performed one other, in Adelaide, the place they have been folded for simply 36, their lowest ever in Take a look at historical past. 

Each groups have received a recreation every within the four-match collection and forward of third Take a look at right here beginning Wednesday, the discuss has been incessantly focussed on the character of the virgin monitor on the refurbished stadium.

Requested if the ball is unlikely to swing a lot within the third Take a look at, Kohli mentioned he expects the pacers to be within the recreation until the ball is “good and glossy”.

“I do not suppose that’s an correct evaluation (that bowl is not going to swing). The pink ball does are inclined to swing much more than the purple ball. We skilled that once we performed for the primary time in 2019 (in opposition to Bangladesh),” Kohli mentioned within the pre-match press convention.

(with PTI inputs)

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