Team India looked in a jovial mood in their latest training session, while Rohit Sharma led the way. The Indian team will take on the fight England in a five-match high-stakes series, starting Wednesday; But instead of taking pressure, the tourists did their business relaxed. Opener Rohit Sharma invited the team to a unique activity during their warm-up session.
The team was divided into two teams. The field coach, R Sridhar, had to throw a tennis ball in the air while a player from one of the sides tried to climb under it and knocked off his helmet. Meanwhile, his teammates had to surround him and catch the ball after he bounced. The score depends on the number of catches in limited turns for each side.
The Indian captain, Virat Kohli, and the batting coach, Vikram Rathour, also asked the support staff to join them. Vikram Rathour said after the incident it looks a lot of fun; Therefore, the support staff decided to join as well. He felt it was a wonderful activity to start the day.
“We all saw that it was a lot of fun. So I thought it would be a good idea for support staff to participate as well and we do. They were all very supportive and we even saw Paaji come in and try his best. So, great fun, a great game to start the day with, ‘ Rathour said.
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It was the whole idea to get everyone involved: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, who also took turns throwing the ball, praised the guys for a fantastic job with the activity and revealed that the idea was to get everyone involved. The 33-year-old also said it was a lot of fun and an amazing way to start the day.
“It was very simple. I think the guys did an excellent job. It’s a great way to start the day, you know, getting everyone involved was the whole idea and we had a little fun, ‘ Sharma said.