New Delhi: Indian cricket team’s star batter Virat Kohli is leaving no stone unturned while preparing for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth these days. The Men in Blue are currently playing warm up games to adapt to Australian pitch conditions ahead of T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli have not played two warm-up matches against Western Australia XI, but the in-form batter is making sure to be at his best by sweating it out in the nets. A video of Virat Kohli’s practice session on 13th October is going viral on social media.

The viral video shows Virat asking the Indian coach to let him practice for a little more time, before Deepak Hooda arrived. Virat, who wanted to continue batting can be heard telling coach: “Hooda ayega, toh mein chala jaunga, (I will leave when Hooda comes).”

Team India will travel to Brisbane, where it will play warm-up matches against Australia on October 17 and New Zealand on October 19. India’s first match in the World Cup will be against Pakistan on 23rd October.

Meanwhile, Rohit and Virat-less India faced a 36-run loss in their second warm-up match against Western Australia XI. In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul was handed India’s captaincy. India decided to bowl first winning the toss and restricted Western Australia XI to 168 runs. In reply, the Indian team could score only 132/8.  Indian bowlers Harshal Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin bagged 2 and 3 wickets respectively.

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.


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