Indian players take the trending 'squid game' challenge
Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami were seen taking on the challenge.
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Indian players got some much-needed break and took on the ‘dalgona candy’ challenge on Wednesday (October 20). The ICC shared the promotional video wherein the players were seen indulging in the popular Korean series ‘Squid Game’, which apparently has become quite a rage worldwide.
The game is quite challenging and hard and requires players to draw a tiny shape in the candy without breaking or distributing it. The players who fail to do within the required time frame, or break the tiny candy are killed.
During the past few days, the game has managed to fascinate the audience and onlookers alike. The video of the squid game has gone viral with a lot of people posting it on social media platforms. Indian players too have jumped into the bandwagon have took the challenge.
“India put to the test in nerve-wracking game,” ICC wrote in its Instagram post accompanying the video.
“Indian Cricket Team stars are put to the test with a game made famous by one of the world’s most talked-about shows,” it added.
In the video shared by ICC, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Varun Chakravarthy can be seen. Shami and Rohit patiently carved a tiny shape without breaking. Meanwhile, the other players tried to not break it but eventfully failed in their attempts.
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India win both their warm-up matches against England and Australia
Speaking about India’s preparations for the T20 World Cup, the team has gained momentum and confidence as it managed to beat England and Australia in two warm-up games. On both the wins, the top-order batters contributed heavily and managed to chase the target down with relative ease. In the first game against England, chasing a steep target of 189, openers Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul scored 70 and 51 respectively to give India a seven-wicket victory.
In the second encounter against Australia, captain Rohit Sharma warmed up nicely and scored brisk 60 runs. Suryakumar Yadav too got back amongst runs and scored a valuable unbeaten 38 runs. The biggest positive though for India would be all-rounder Hardik Pandya finishing things off in style. He scored 14 runs and finished the run-chase with 13 balls to spare.
India begin their T20 World Cup campaign on Sunday (October 24) against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium.