Team India’s Tour of England will begin on June 2, when they depart for the UK. The entire squad, along with the coaching and support staff, are currently under quarantine in Mumbai.
While they await for the jumbo tour–consisting of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and a five-match Test series against England–they are taking to the gym and their rooms to keep themselves fit.
While numerous players have been posting pictures and clips of their workout on their social media handle to keep their fans updated with their daily schedule, the BCCI on Monday shared a clip of the team’s gym session on Twitter.
The video begins with a slow-motion clip of Indian skipper Virat Kohli entering the gym with an orange thera band and his fluids. He makes a “peace” gesture with his hands and then enters India’s Test mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara. He gave a thumbs-up before exiting the frame.
Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah 3alked in next. He gave a fist bump to Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. The video then showed Ajinkya Rahane on a treadmill followed by a slow-motion capture of Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara running on the treadmill.
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The video ended with numerous quick cuts featuring players doing various exercises.
India will be next seen in action on June 18 in Southampton, the date of the commencement of the WTC final.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla