While all the other nine participating teams in the World Cup have already started their campaigns, Team India is still waiting for their first game of the tournament. The likes of England, Pakistan, South Africa have, in fact, two games but the Men in Blue will have to wait for one more day before they start their campaign.
The players, nonetheless, are making full use of the time. Instead of practising in the nets and sitting idly in their hotel rooms, the players recently enjoyed a game of paintball in the woods. Paintball is a game in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules (“paintballs”) that break upon impact. Later the BCCI and the some players including skipper Virat Kohli had taken to Twitter to post some photos of the same.
Fun times with the boys 😎💪🤙 pic.twitter.com/f3vAuYiRWQ
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 31, 2019
Well, the BCCI has now posted a video showing the players enjoying the game. The video showed the players being briefed about the game at the start before they went on to play the game. Spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav then shared their experiences.
Here is the video from BCCI showing the players playing the game:
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 3, 2019
India, meanwhile, will be opening their campaign against South Africa on June 5. The Men in Blue will be the favourites for the clash. The two-time winners enter the contest on the back of a thumping 95-run win over Bangladesh in the warm-up clash. On the other hand, South Africa have lost both of their opening two games. They lost their first game by 104 runs against England before Bangladesh stunned them by 21 runs.
India are one of the favourites for the World Cup and a solid start to the campaign will be the perfect warning to all the opponents. South Africa, on the other hand, will be looking to beat India in order to open their points tally.