The in-form Team India brutally hammered the Sri Lankan hosts in the first Test of the 3-match series at Galle on July 29. Virat Kohli and Co. registered a massive victory by 304 runs which is also the biggest victory ever for the team away from India. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his career best – 190 runs and was awarded as the man of the match while Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara also played superb cricket and scored centuries. Right after the game, the team returned to their stay and celebrated their victory in a unique way.
The men in blue had a session of FIFA on the PlayStation in one of the hotel rooms. The session was joined by Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Later, Rohit took to his official Twitter handle and revealed how the boys are having fun away from the field. First of all, he congratulated the team for the superb victory and then he took a selfie to capture the moment. He then shared the picture on the micro-blogging site which he captioned it as,”Victory tastes as good when we play FIFA #PostMatchFfaSessions #Mates.”
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 29, 2017
The Indian cricket team completely dominated the first game while the injury-stricken Sri Lankans looked completely struggling. Despite Karunaratne’s 97 and Niroshan Dickwella’s 67, the hosts failed to chase the target of 550 runs and lost the game. Somewhere the absence of Dinesh Chandimal and Asela Gunaratne affected the team’s performance. However, according to several media reports, Chandimal is set to return for Sri Lanka after recovering from a lung infection. On the other hand, Asela Gunaratne might miss the forthcoming matches as his left thumb was reportedly fractured during the first innings while fielding in the slips.