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Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bond Over Coconuts

Umesh Yadav might have managed to pick just two wickets in India’s 304-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle, but the pacer did bowl his heart out and gave the team the early breakthrough in the first session of the opening day. And on Sunday, Umesh took time to spend some time at the beach with teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar, feasting on coconuts.

Cricketnext Staff |July 31, 2017, 10:13 AM IST
Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bond Over Coconuts

New Delhi: Umesh Yadav might have managed to pick just two wickets in India’s 304-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle, but the pacer did bowl his heart out and gave the team the early breakthrough in the first session of the opening day. And on Sunday, Umesh took time to spend some time at the beach with teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar, feasting on coconuts.

Taking to Instagram, Umesh posted a photo which read: “King coconut #😁.”

King coconut #😁

A post shared by Umesh Yadav (@umeshyaadav) on

Indian cricket team seemed to be making the most of their time off as players relaxed after a convincing win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle.

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.

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