Indian captain Virat Kohli proved once again that he is not arrogant and that he has a caring side too. On November 14, during a practise session at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Virat missed Mohammed Shami delivery and the ball ended up hitting a TV crew. Virat paused the game and quickly attended to the crew member.
Ahead of the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Kohli was facing Shami when he missed the delivery that went through and hit the crew on his forehead. Kohli and Shami immediately stopped their practice and rushed towards the crew whom Indian team physio Patrick Farhart attended to later.
Kohli resumed batting only when he was assured that the crew was being properly attended to.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team on November 15 cancelled its scheduled training session on the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka due to inclement weather.
“Due to rainy weather, practice has been cancelled. The team will remain confined to hotel today,” an India team management official said.
The skies were overcast and a slight drizzle hit the city on Wednesday which meant even if Virat Kohli and Co. hit the venue for their 9 a.m. training, they would be confined to indoor facilities of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
“Light rain will continue for the next two days. The weather will clear up only after that,” a weather department official said.
India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats a few months ago at the latter’s own backyard, and will be hoping for similar results when the two sides meet again at home.