Indian Cricket Team Celebrate Holi in Team Bus
As India celebrates the vibrant festival of Holi, the country's cricket team took time out to extend their wishes to their fans. The superstar batter Virat Kohli and dynamic all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took to social media to wish everyone a Happy Holi.
The Indian cricket team began their Holi celebrations on the team bus in Ahmedabad ahead of the fourth and final Test against Australia. The players celebrated on their way back to the hotel from training at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Kohli, whose face was adorned with colors of joy, shared a picture on Twitter with the caption, "Happy Holi to all." He also shared the same image with Ravindra Jadeja on Instagram.
The post has already garnered close to 2 million likes, with his teammate Ravindra Jadeja also dropping a comment on the post, saying "Rang Barse."
Shumban Gill also took to Instagram and shared a video showing the team enjoying the colorful occasion inside their team bus. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are seen dancing and throwing "gulaal" as the rest of the team joins in on the fun.
The BCCI also shared a few pictures on Twitter of the Indian players celebrating Holi inside the home team's dressing room at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer also shared videos of their Holi celebrations on their social media handles.
What's Going on in the IND VS AUS Test Series Now
The Indian team arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday, then hit the ground at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Tuesday for their practice session. While the players are having a gala time during the festival, they are also preparing hard for the upcoming fourth and final Test match against Australia.
With the fourth and final Test set to begin on March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the Indian team is looking to put its best foot forward.
The pitch is expected to be more batting-friendly, which could lead to the inclusion of dashing Jharkhand keeper-batter Ishan Kishan in the playing XI. K.S. Bharat, who has been Pant's back up for a year, has struggled with the bat, with scores of 8, 6, 23 not out, 17, and 3 in the series.
While Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel have been part of the playing XI in the first three tests, Kuldeep Yadav is yet to get a chance. The team management will need to make some tough decisions regarding playing XI to ensure India can clinch the series victory and secure a spot in the World Test Championship final.
Currently, the Indian team is leading 2-1 in the four-Test series. However, Australia made a stunning comeback after trailing 0-2 to defeat India in Indore by 9 wickets. India needs to win the final Test to secure a place in the World Test Championship final, which will be in London in June.
Wins in India are rare for visiting teams, and the Australian side will undoubtedly be hoping to end the series on a high note. However, India has only lost three out of their last ten Tests and will be looking to bounce back after their recent defeat.