India probably has the most number of Test venues in the world. A feat to be really proud of! Till yesterday, India had 24 Test venues and today it has its 25th at Pune. The MCA ground in Pune has hosted IPL matches in the past and T20I’s as well, but it was devoid of Test till today. India take on Australia in what is being pitted as the biggest showdown of the year, and the venue is Pune for the first Test. So as Australia take on hosts, captain Virat Kohli was there on the ground alongside newly appointed BCCI chief, Vinod Rai. The two men who matter the most for Indian cricket braced the ground and in an official way commemorated the MCA ground.
In the pictures, you can see top MCA officials on the dais with Virat Kohli and Vinod Rai. Kohli, in one of the pictures is seen signing a India v Australia memorabilia. Kohli is being presented a magazine by Vinod Rai, who is also a former Comptroller Audtitor General of India.
Virat who was moments away from the toss, actually lost it and that is an update. It was a crucial toss as the pitch looks like it needs to go to a dermatologist, that is the amount of cracks that was present, indicating that spinners will come in early into the game. But the biggest problem for India would be the fact that they would be batting last on a crumbling wicket.