Team India skipper Virat Kohli is always known to be an interesting character both on and off-the-field. He is always superly animated on the field and let his emotions flow. Also, it would be visible in England this time around.
Irrespective of the situation, Kohli is always very expressive on the field. He has always enjoyed his time on the field. Several past videos have surfaced where Kohli can be enjoying a light moment on the field.
From showing the middle finger to the Australian public – to imitating the Gangnam style after India won the Champions Trophy in 2013, Kohli has always been in the thick of things.
As India prepares to play the five-match Test series against England, Kohli is up for the big challenge. He will look to score some important runs in the series especially after a poor showing in 2014. He kept losing his wicket to swinging deliveries.
Hence, it will be a huge series for him both as a player and a captain. Ahead of the series, India had a good three-day practice match against the Essex County side. The match eventually ended in a draw after showers brought an early end to the game.
Virat Kohli’s bhangra moves:
Ahead of the third and the final day’s play of the practice match at Chelmsford against Essex, the Indian skipper was seen carrying out a dance move just after entering the playing arena.
Ahead of each day’s play, some of the Indian supporters residing in England gave a rousing welcome to the Indian side. Many Indian instruments including the dhol (drum) were played to the bhangra beats as India walked out in the playing arena.
Moreover, the skipper was seen having a great time. It is important for the Indian team to be in the right frame of mind. However, they need to keep their focus and forget about the other battles going around.
Kohli performed ever-famous Punjabi dance step in his own way. Kohli is always fond of dancing and parties. Given he is a Punjabi lad it is quite normal.
Two @BCCI players have enjoyed their time at Chelmsford!
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 27, 2018
Meanwhile, the practice match ended in a tame draw after India batted 21 overs in the second innings. They got some good batting practice and made 395 in their first innings.
Kohli, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik scored impressive half-centuries to take India closer to the 400 mark. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma were quite impressive and bagged four and three wickets each.
Essex eventually managed to score 359 in their only innings. The match ended in a draw with India on 89 for two.
Despite the success of India in the longest format, England will be a whole new challenge. However, their performances in South Africa will surely give them a lot of confidence. It would be interesting to see would Indian players do some dance to the Bhangra beats in England following the gruelling series.