Virat Kohli’s side beat MS Dhoni’s men by 4-2 in a game of football
Dinesh Karthik gave insights about their practice session.
Updated - Jun 27, 2018 8:56 pm
The FIFA World Cup has gripped the entire world and is into its pre-quarterfinals phase. The event began with some thrillers and has only intensified with the progression of the matches. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Harry Kane have dished out some superlative display of football. Away from the exhilaration of the World Cup, the Indian cricket team also tried their hands out in the sport.
Virat Kohli & Co. is currently in the United Kingdom (UK) where they are scheduled to play Ireland and England over a span of two and half months. The team started their training session with a football match where the team was split into two halves, one led by Virat Kohli and the other by MS Dhoni. The latter’s team was humbled by 4-2 and the revelation was put forth by Dinesh Karthik.
“We have just landed here at Dublin and came straight to the ground from our hotel. Kohli’s team won 4-2 today. There was a good round of football. We play football very competitively. It was good fun. Following that we had some fielding practice with our coach R Sridhar,” Karthik mentioned while explaining their activities during the session.
Tricky times ahead for India
BCCI shared a video on their Twitter handle where the wicketkeeper-batsman was seen giving insights about their practice session. The next 10-12 weeks won’t be a walk in the park for Team India as following their tour of Ireland they will move to England where they have historically strained to perform, especially in Test cricket.
Last time in 2014, they won the ODI series, but couldn’t find their feet in the Test series. Most of the members of the erstwhile side are a part of this team as well. Players like Murali Vijay, Dhoni, Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and others are aware of the travails of playing under trying conditions and they will wish to bring forth their experience and help the team.
Here is BCCI’s post
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 27, 2018