‘Sapne mein pic khich gayi’ – Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan troll Ajinkya Rahane ahead of day-night Test
Kohli and Dhawan did not waste the opportunity.
Updated - Nov 19, 2019 1:34 pm
India have clobbered Bangladesh in the first of the two-Test series in Indore inside three days to register an innings victory. The two teams meet for the second match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata starting Friday and it will be a mountain to climb for the visitors to make a match of Virat Kohli’s boys who are on a roll. But more than the battle between the bat and the ball, the second Test has drawn more attraction because of some other reason: It will be the first-ever day-night Test in the subcontinent.
While both sides and their managements are busy chalking out the strategy for their first-ever day-night Test to be played, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan made out time to troll his deputy Ajinkya Rahane on social media after the latter made his obsession with the upcoming Test match public. Rahane posted a picture on Instagram on Monday night showing him dreaming about the upcoming game in Kolkata.
Ajinkya Rahane gets trolled by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
“Already dreaming about the historic pink ball test,” the Test vice-captain said in a post on Instagram showing him sleeping with a pink ball lying next to him.
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Kohli and Dhawan did not waste the opportunity. While Kohli said, “nice pose jinksy”, the southpaw said, “Sapney mein pic khich gayi (someone clicked the picture while you were asleep).”
Kohli and Rahane were the first to reach the venue on Tuesday, much ahead of the rest of the squad members. It was not known whether Kohli would visit Eden to have a look at the pitch on Tuesday itself but there was enough chance of that happening. Kohli will be looking to score some runs himself as well, particularly after falling for a duck in the only innings that he played against Bangladesh after skipping the T20I series.
Eden wicket has a green surface
The wicket at Eden is expected to have a green surface and that would keep India’s in-form pace bowlers interested. It was kept under covers on Monday with curator Sujan Mukherjee saying the pink ball will not be tested before Friday when the match kicks off, India Today reported.