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Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech wedding: Virat Kohli’s Team India adds glamour

Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, will let their hair down at Yuvraj Singh’s pre-wedding function before heading home for a mini break.

cricket Updated: Nov 29, 2016 23:12 IST
Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma
Hindustan Times
Yuvraj Singh,Hazel Keech,Virat Kohli
Led by skipper Virat Kohli, the victorious Indian team join the pre-wedding function of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech.(BCCI)

The Indian cricket team’s victory celebration, it seems, will continue for some more days. After their memorable win over England on Tuesday, the players will stay put in the team hotel where incidentally Yuvraj Singh’s pre-wedding celebrations are taking place.

While it is not clear whether the England team will attend the function, heading as they are to Dubai for a short break, the Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, will be a part of all the functions and festivities. With a week to go for the fourth Test, the cricketers look set to let their hair down at Yuvi’s function before heading home for a mini break.

“There is a gathering tonight at the hotel. The entire team is invited. We’ll obviously go there (at Yuvi’s function). So, yeah, it’ll be a nice coincidence, I guess. Fourth day, getting the job done and you have the chance to celebrate it in the evening. I think the guys will be more relaxed attending the function and chill a bit longer,” said Kohli.

Yuvraj Singh getting ready for the evening function. ( Monica Sharma/ HT Photo )

With this comprehensive win, India stretched their unbeaten record to 16 Tests. This was their fourth biggest win against England, coming close on the heels of a 246-run win in Visakhapatnam.

Kohli singled out Mohammad Shami for special praise, saying, “Yes, he (Shami) has come back stronger, because he had to train that extra bit because it was a knee injury. He is able to sustain that energy now for a four-five good overs and he’s bowling long spells. Even Umesh for that matter, they both have bowled over 145 kmph consistently… and on these kind of pitches to not lose heart.

“With quality bowlers in reserve as well, as captain, I think you can ask your bowlers to push in every game that they play. We still have Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar waiting for their chance. Even in the spin (department), Amit Mishra hasn’t played yet, so the good thing is that whoever is playing, they are standing up and making their presence felt. For a captain that is very pleasing,” Kohli added.

Cook gutted

On the other hand, England skipper Alastair Cook looked gutted, having lost the match in four days. Cook said the week-long break will give his side to come back refreshed. “We saw the New Zealand series, where the first match was close and India got on a roll.

“The break is coming at a really good time after three back-to-back Test matches. You know, we have this week off, so most of the people are going to Dubai. Mentally, it will give us a break from cricket and we will come back a little bit more refreshed. The challenge is to try and put in a (good) performance… and play consistently over five days. We have done in one game, we haven’t done in another two,” he said.

First Published: Nov 29, 2016 20:34 IST