Various cricketers including captain Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara and others took to social media as the team indulged in a session of video games while some others took to the beach to take their mind off the game.
India trumped the hosts inside four days and that gave them enough time to try their hands at video games. In a picture uploaded on social media by batman Rohit Sharma, the southpaw is seen taking the mickey out of Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul and it seems that he beat them in FIFA very comfortably.
The writing was very much on the wall before the start of play on the fourth day and a quality knock from Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne only delayed the inevitable as Virat Kohli and boys thrashed Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium with a day to spare in the game. The Indians outplayed Rangana Herath and his boys in all the departments at Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
In his first series after being appointed head coach, Ravi Shastri couldn’t have expected for a better start as his boys showed a lot of conviction on a Galle wicket that didn’t have much for the bowlers. Compared to the general wicket prepared at the venue over the years, this one was more suited to the batsmen. But the Indian bowlers kept toiling hard after skipper Kohli led the way with a disciplined hundred.
The second Test will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo from August 3.
Enjoying the day off with the boys at the beach ☺️☺️☺️ pic.twitter.com/kaMI5o6g2V— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 30, 2017
First Published: July 30, 2017, 6:21 PM IST