‘What’s up?’ – Virat Kohli makes cameraman’s day with sweet gesture at Edgbaston
India and England will play the fifth rescheduled Test starting tomorrow, July 1.
Updated - Jun 30, 2022 12:59 pm
The Indian side is all set to face off against England in the fifth and rescheduled Test of the Pataudi Trophy at Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 1, Friday. India had a good session against Leicestershire as the two teams were involved in a warm-up match in order for India to prepare for the ultimate Test. On the other hand, England recently defeated New Zealand by 3-0 to clean sweep their Test series.
The Indian team reached Birmingham on Wednesday and started with the training at Edgbaston. The top Indian batters Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill can be seen strolling together in a video posted by Edgbaston’s official Twitter account. The cameraman follows the two as they exit the training ground when Kohli suddenly turns to the cameraman wearing a serious expression before he asks, “What’s up?” and then cracks a smile.
Edgbaston shared the video captioning it: “Walking with the King. My life is complete.” Warwickshire shared Kohli’s grab from the video from the moment he turned and smiled and wrote: “Love someone as much as Kohli loves Admin.”
Love someone as much as Kohli loves Admin. ☺️
— Warwickshire CCC 🏏 (@WarwickshireCCC) June 29, 2022
India looks to lock horns with in-form England
The encounter is a part of the five-match series that had begun last year. Before the fifth Test, which was initially scheduled to be played at Old Trafford in Manchester but was postponed hours before the toss owing to the COVID-19 virus spread in the visitors’ camp, India had established a 2-1 series lead.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, India’s favoured openers, are unlikely to participate in the match, as the former has contracted the virus and the latter is undergoing treatment for his injury, in Germany. The duo added the most runs for India during the series last year, but in their absence, Kohli’s role will be crucial.
India continue to hold out hope that Sharma can recuperate in time for the game, therefore the skipper will undoubtedly face new challenges. India will start with Shubman Gill at the center, and Mayank Agarwal has been added to the team to serve as Rohit Sharma’s backup if required under any circumstances.