‘Who’s with Kohli?’: Troubled Twitter over mystery man training with Indian team | locust
While several prominent members of Indian Test United have rested during the ongoing T20 series against South Africa and the upcoming two-game series in Ireland, BCCI social media handlers have shared photos of several players who have landed in London and are already starting warm-ups. for the solitary test which will be played in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
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With the 2021 tour of England halted due to a Covid-19 breakout at the squad camps on the eve of the fifth and final Test, the series will end in the first week of July this year, the Indians looking to retain their 2-1 advantage and potentially secure a memorable away win in England. After the longest IPL season ever, many of the senior Test squad members were excused from limited duties to allow time to reach England and begin to acclimatize.
The BCCI position includes senior players such as Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami, as well as the recently recalled Cheteshwar Pujara, who has just completed a strong spell in county cricket with Sussex, having lost his Test Series place to Sri Lanka earlier This year. . Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Hanuma Vihari, as well as the team’s strength and performance coach, Soham Desai, were also spotted. The photos were taken at Middlesex training ground alongside Lord’s in London.
However, Twitter fans couldn’t help but wonder about the identity of a mystery man who was seen training with the team. The man was running alongside Kohli in the photos, which got fans into trouble. Here are some of the tweets.
For those wondering, the man training is Soham Desai, the team’s strength and conditioning coach who succeeded Shankar Basu.
The Indian team will be managed by Rohit Sharma and coached by Rahul Dravid who will join the team at a later date. They will also be joined by Rishabh Pant, who captains the team against South Africa, and Shreyas Iyer, also a member of that team.
Both England and India have seen significant changes to their leadership group in Tests between the fourth Test at the Oval in September and the teams likely to take to the pitch at Edgbaston. Then-captain Kohli was relieved while Ravi Shastri was replaced by Rahul Dravid. Meanwhile, Joe Root handed over the captaincy duties to Ben Stokes and Chris Silverwood was replaced by Brendon McCullum. Stokes and McCullum guided England to a series victory at home to world champions New Zealand this month.