Rohit Sharma and his men have kicked off their warm-up match against Leicestershire in Leicester. The skipper of Team India, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first.
Besides, if the reports are to be believed, the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has contracted coronavirus after returning from the Maldives. Moreover, the Indian players Cheteshwar Pujara, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant have been playing for Leicestershire in this warm-up game.
The LCCC has made a statement about this and said, "India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire squad, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans.
LCCC, BCCI, and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side, to allow all members of the travelling party to participate in the fixture (subject to fitness)."
Playing XI of India:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Srikar Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Playing XI of Leicestershire:
Samuel Evans (captain), Louis Kimber, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Rehan Ahmed, Joey Evison, Samuel Bates, Roman Walker, Jasprit Bumrah, Will Davis, Abidine Sakande, Prasidh Krishna, Nathan Bowley.
During the game, Virat Kohli played a cover drive which hasn't been missed by his fans. It was his trademark shot as the fans were always keen to watch the shot from his bat.
Watch the video here:
Virat Kohli cover drive 🤤 pic.twitter.com/qqB8JJ1M4E— lakshay (@king_forever18) June 23, 2022