Senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar began preparations for the upcoming New Zealand Test series with a practice session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), in Bangalore on Wednesday.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday hailed his players for their all-round show against New Zealand in the first Test here but said it was not an easy task to bowl the Kiwis out twice in a match that saw regular rain interruptions.
Ravichandran Ashwin is pleased over India starting the season with a victory against New Zealand in the first cricket Test and hopes the team would continue to perform in the same vein.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned a record 12-wicket haul in India's thumping win over New Zealand in the first Test today, said his success was not possible without good support from fellow spinner Pragyan Ojha.
While it rained here on Sunday, the Indian team kept itself busy watching the U-19 boys play the World Cup final. Unfortunately, the call from the ground came too soon and they missed a part of it.
With an overall lead of 244 and a wicket still remaining, New Zealand may be in a good position to dictate terms, but centurion Virat Kohli feels that India can easily push for a 2-0 series win in the final Test match in Bangalore.
MS Dhoni had vowed to bat with the tail before this Test, but he couldn't deliver again. India's last five wickets fell for 52 as the tail, like the first Test, failed to show resistance on a damp morning in Bangalore on Sunday. Khurram Habib
Earphones on, Yuvraj Singh stepped out of the team bus on Friday with a melancholic look, oblivious to the cheers of the fans.