Men In Blue In Prep Mode
The Hindu|June 04, 2019
Men In Blue In Prep Mode

Undergo long batting stints and fielding drills

K.C. Vijaya Kumar

Monday, at the Hampshire Bowl here, provided a supreme illustration of the fickle English weather. One moment, the sun was out and a cap had to be procured. The next second, a chill breeze blew in across the port city and a sweater had to be worn.

A few minutes later, tufts of dark clouds lingered low and a feathery drizzle sashayed down while correspondents sought sheltered spots or a hot cup of Assam tea inside the press box.

Oblivious to the quirky atmospheric conditions, out there in the middle, the Men in Blue limbered up. There were the mandatory nets and fielding drills but the most reassuring sight was that of Virat Kohli having a hit in the morning, against throwdowns. The forward-press was emphatic, the bat stayed firm and the Indian skipper looked confident, both in his stride and shots.

Kohli seems fine


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June 04, 2019