Even as Team India waited for the Test series to begin, they turned up at the nets to continue their preparations. Saturday's session was the closest the team has come to simulating proper practice ahead of the Test series.
And the intensity on this day came through, particularly from the senior-most bowler in the squad, Ishant Sharma.
The Delhi medium-pacer looked in good rhythm as he bowled at different top-order Indian batsmen, troubling them with bounce.
Despite the tragedy this past week, he had no qualms about bowling bouncers, indicating well that this delivery will continue to be part of cricket in the near future. In fact the batsmen too weren't shying away, with Rohit Sharma, in particular, looking to play the pull-shot as often as he could.
A couple of others weren't so successful and struggled against Ishant, in particular Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli.