The IPL is just around the corner, and the players have started their preparations for the upcoming mega event to commence on 7th April. However, the Indian team stars decided to catch up for the one last time before the tournament begins and they take up their franchise duties to lock horns against each other.

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India won the 50 overs as well as the 20 overs series against South Africa. Photo Credit: BCCI.

The Indian team has had a fantastic run recently, especially in the limited overs format as they won the ODI as well as the T20I series in South Africa and then had a triumphant run in the just concluded Nidahas Trophy which also included Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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India also won the Nidahas Trophy. Image Courtesy: Twitter

However, the players will now have to keep their friendships aside and focus on defeating each other as they play in the Indian Premier League.

Suresh Raina, who was impressive in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, took to Instagram and posted a picture with opener Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. “Team bonding lead to fun bonding. @shikhardofficial @virat.kohli #funtimes #fromsouthafrica #teambonding #funtimeswithboys,”  

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As far as the Indian Premier League is concerned all three will play for different teams. Chennai Super Kings has retained Raina. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli will also remain Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively.

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Suresh Raina has been fine touch in the T20 format. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Raina is also the highest run scorer in the history of IPL with 4540 runs at an average of 34.13.

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