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India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja involved in banter ahead of first Test in Indore

Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in a banter during India’s training session ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh at Indore, starting from November 14.

cricket Updated: Nov 14, 2019 07:39 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mohali: Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma (R) and Ravindra Jadeja during a practice session.
Mohali: Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma (R) and Ravindra Jadeja during a practice session.(PTI)
         

India captain Virat Kohli has time and again highlighted the strong bonding between the Indian cricketers and on Wednesday India’s limited overs vice captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja gave a first hand prove of that. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in a banter during India’s training session ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh at Indore.

Rohit, who hit the nets for the first time ahead of the India vs Bangladesh 1st Test in Indore starting from Thursday, batted against seamers and then faced the India spinners Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja. While facing Jadeja, Rohit was struck on the front pad which looked close. Jadeja even shouted ‘yes’ to let Rohit know that he had got his wicket but the right-hander was quick to come up with a brilliant response. “Missing leg,” said Rohit to Jadeja.The India all-rounder then smirked and went back to his run-up.

 

Rohit did look comfortable till the time he was batting in the nets. The 32-year-old recently led India to a 2-1 series win over Bangladesh in the three-match T20I series. Rohit led India from the front in Virat Kohli’s absence. He even smashed an 85 off 43 balls in the 2nd T20I at Rajkot.

Team India, meanwhile, continued to take time out and prepare for the Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens . After Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Chetshwar Pujara took guard against India seamers Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma on Tuesday, it was R Ashwin’s turn to have his share of training with the pink ball.

WATCH: Team India hit the nets ahead of first Test against Bangladesh

 

“Definitely it is a different ball game when we play with the pink ball. Our focus during the practice session was to see the seam and swing and also looking to play close to the body. What we found about after the practice session was that the pink ball does a lot compared to the red ball and hence, one had to play slightly late and close to the body,” Rahane said at the presser ahead of the first Test match in Indore.

The first Test at Indore, will however be played with the red ball.