Team India seemed in a jovial mood in their latest practice session as Rohit Sharma led the way in doing so. The Indian team will take on England in a high-voltage five-match Test series, starting on Wednesday; however, instead of taking pressure, the tourists did their business relaxed. Opener Rohit Sharma got the team to indulge in a unique activity in their warm-up session.
The squad had been divided into two teams. Fielding coach R Sridhar had to toss a tennis ball in the air, with a player from one of the sides trying to get under it and bounce off his helmet. Meanwhile, his team members had to surround him and catch the ball after bouncing. The score depended upon the number of catches in limited turns for each side.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and batting coach Vikram Rathour also asked the support staff to join them in this activity. Vikram Rathour said after the incident that it seemed a lot of fun; hence, the support staff decided to join as well. He felt that it was a great activity to start the day.
“We were all seeing that it was a lot of fun. So I thought it would be a good idea if support staff also participated and we did. They were all very supportive and we even saw Paaji coming in and trying his best. So, good fun, great game to start the day with,” Rathour stated.
Getting everybody involved was the whole idea: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, who also took turns to toss the ball, lauded the guys for doing a fantastic job with the activity and revealed that the idea was to get everyone involved. The 33-year old also stated that it was great fun and an incredible way to start the day.
“It was very simple. I think the guys did a great job. It’s a good way to start the day, you know, getting everybody involved was the whole idea and we had a bit of fun,” Sharma said.