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Rohit Shows Who's Boss after Kohli & Boys Meet The Great Khali

Cricketnext Staff |August 9, 2017, 2:06 PM IST
Rohit Shows Who's Boss after Kohli & Boys Meet The Great Khali

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli was the first to post a photo with WWE legend The Great Khali, but he wasn’t just the only one to pose with the wrestler. Even Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya posed with him. But the best caption and photo came from none other than Rohit Sharma.

Taking to Twitter, Rohit posted a photo with a WWE belt and wrote: “Well tried fellas, but the belt is here 😉😄😜💪.”

Having enjoyed a two-day break after thrashing Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo, the Indian players are back to training for the third Test, starting on Saturday. The second Test was supposed to finish on Monday, but the Indians wrapped it up on Sunday itself with a day to spare.

The writing was always on the wall coming into the fourth day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka on a Sinhalese Sports Club wicket which was expected to play unpredictably. And it took Virat Kohli and his boys four hours and 35 minutes to wrap up the Lankan innings on the penultimate day to win the match by an innings and 53 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. As expected, it was once again Ravindra Jadeja who wreaked havoc on the fourth afternoon.

Not only did Jadeja finish with his ninth five-wicket haul in an innings, but it was also his second five-for outside India. It was only poetic justice that he was handed the Man of the Match award for finishing with 7 wickets in the game and 70 crucial runs in India’s only innings in the second Test.

Kohli said that the boys have developed a habit of winning, irrespective of geographical boundaries, and it is hungry to extend the consistent run. India on Sunday defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. It means India have already retained the series that they won here 2-1 in 2015, and now have a chance to complete an overseas whitewash.

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as replacement for Jadeja after the all-rounder was suspended from the third Test against Sri Lanka. While Kuldeep Yadav is a certainty in the playing XI for the final Test match, the team management wanted to keep a cover for the young bowler.

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