Virat Kohli delights fans in Florida with autographs and selfies at training session

first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli obliged to fans’ requests of selfies and autographs during the team’s first training session ahead of the 3-match T20I series against West Indies in Florida.A group of passionate Indian cricket fans turned up at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill to see the Indian cricket team go through its training drills. Virat Kohli led the team during the session as the India stars played footvolley even as the bunch of fans watched on.Kohli made sure the India fans didn’t go home empty-handed as he took time out to interact with them. From signing autographs on t-shirts and on phone cases from obliging to requests of selfies, the India captain put a smile on the fans’ faces.Skipper @imVkohli does know how to bring smiles and joy to the fans #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/lqrAUaCODYBCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2019When it’s play ball time #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/EPMNJsiCseBCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2019India will play two T20Is in Florida on August 3 and 4 before heading to Guyana for the final T20I of the 3-match series against the West Indies. Virat Kohli’s men will then play 3 ODIs before kicking off their world championships campaign with a 2-Test series against the West Indies.A lot of fresh faces have been inducted into the senior national team for the limited-overs series against the West Indies. MS Dhoni was not available for selection as the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has taken a 2-month break from international cricket to train with the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army.advertisementOn the other hand, the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been handed recalls as India will be looking to settle their middle order issues that hampered their performances at World Cup 2019. Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik faced the axe after India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand in England last month.Amid rumours of rift in the Indian camp, the Virat Kohli-led team left for Florida. The India captain rubbished the rumours of strain in his relationship with limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Speculations were rife that Kohli and Rohit were not on the same page when it came to the on-field issues and the latter’s Instagram activity wherein he reportedly unfollowed Anushka Sharma added fuel to fire.”In my opinion it’s baffling to be honest. It’s absolutely ridiculous to read such stuff that comes out. I have been to a few public events and the sentiment is ‘aap log kya khele (you guys played so well)’,” Virat Kohli said at India’s pre-departure press conference on Monday.”We are feeding off lies. We are overlooking facts. We are turning a blind eye to all the good things that has happened. We are creating fantasies and scenarios in our head and want to accept that this is the truth,” Kohli added.Also Read | Virat Kohli enjoys Miami outing with Anushka Sharma ahead of West Indies tourAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Steve Smith 2nd fastest after Don Bradman to hit 24 Test hundredsAlso See:last_img read more