Virat Kohli takes on Rahul Dravid in nets as India head coach gives throwdowns to the captain, BCCI shares video - Watch

  • The Indian captain will make a return to team in the second Test of the series against New Zealand in Mumbai.
Virat Kohli (L) and Rahul Dravid during an indoor practice session ahead of the Mumbai Test.(Twitter/BCCI)
Virat Kohli (L) and Rahul Dravid during an indoor practice session ahead of the Mumbai Test.(Twitter/BCCI)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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Team India captain Virat Kohli will return to action in the second Test of the series against New Zealand in Mumbai. Kohli was rested for the T20I series against the side as well as the first game of the Test series in Kanpur. 

Ahead of the Mumbai Test which begins on December 3, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to its official Twitter account to share a video of Kohli returning to the nets. The Indian captain took on the bowlers in an indoor practice session and also faced head coach Rahul Dravid as the latter gave him throwdowns in the nets.

This is Kohli's first international game since Rahul Dravid was appointed as the head coach of the side. Ajinkya Rahane had earlier led the Indian team in the first Test.

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Taking to Twitter, BCCI wrote, “Seconds of Pure Joy! V.I.R.A.T K.O.H.L.I takes centre stage."

With Kohli returning to the Indian XI for the second Test, there are speculations over who would be dropped from the side. While many former cricketers have insisted that Ajinkya Rahane's poor form throughout the year might make him the most vulnerable part of the XI, there are others who believe Kohli could replace opener, Mayank Agarwal.

The first Test of the series ended in a thrilling draw with New Zealand's last batting pair, Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra braved the spin-heavy Indian attack in the final minutes of Day 5 to evade a loss in Green Park. 

Shreyas Iyer, who made his Test debut in the Kanpur match, scored a century in his first innings and followed it with a gritty 65 in the second.

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