India are up for the yet another series and the preparations have been started as well. Virat Kohli is the latest one to join the practice and it is not a good one to start as well. Virat Kohli and Co are practising in the net sessions while one of the balls struck the TV member’s forehead.
The incident happened when Virat Kohli started his batting practice in the nets while Mohammed Shami marked his run-up to roll his arm. Right at the moment when the practice was going intensely, Virat Kohli missed the ball from Shami that went through the nets to hit the TV member’s forehead.
Virat Kohli was quick in noticing it and rushed towards the member to give his helping hand. He then followed him to take to the Eden Gardens medical staff and ensured to get the proper medication. Mohammed Shami too joined in the scene as soon as the incident took place.
Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli asked the carpenter to chop off some part of his bat in order to avoid the uppish drives. We recently saw Virat Kohli being dismissed by playing uppish drives and failed to make his mark in the White Jersey during recent times.
Virat Kohli would be eyeing to get back in the top 5 ICC Test Batsmen rankings as he is currently placed at number 6. The series against Sri Lanka will also serve him to strike back his red-ball form and would be eyeing yet another series from a captaincy point of view.
India are scheduled to play their first Test of the 3-match series at Eden Gardens on November 16th. Conditions are not going to be alien to Sri Lanka as they already moved their feet on the wicket when they played against India’s Board President XI lead by Sanju Samson.