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WTC Final: Virat Kohli shares picture with top-order India batsmen, says ‘the sun brings out smiles’

WTC Final: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday took to Twitter and shared a picture with top-order India batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill.

India captain Virat Kohli (Reuters Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli has shared an Instagram picture with Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill
  • The sun brings out smile: Kohli has captioned the picture
  • Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has reacted to the picture

Nine days to go for the final of inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) and India top-order batsmen are all smiles under the warm sunlight in Southampton.

Captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared a picture with opener Shubman Gill and team’s prolific number three Cheteshwar Pujara. “The sun brings out smile @shubmangill @cheteshwar_pujara,” Kohli captioned the picture.

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who was recently named the vice-captain of the T20I squad, has reacted to the picture with fire emojis.

Courtesy- Instagram

The Indian squad arrived in Southampton on June 3 and checked in their hotel rooms attached to the Ageas Bowl which will host the summit clash versus New Zealand from June 18. Players have been continuously sharing pictures from the stadium.

Opponents New Zealand have also arrived in England and are currently playing a 2-match Test series against England. The second Test is scheduled to start on Thursday, while the first Test at Lord’s ended in a draw.

There have been lots of talk around New Zealand holding an edge over India because of their exposure to the English conditions with the 2 Test matches versus Joe Root’s men ahead of the summit clash.

However, before boarding the flight to the UK, Kohli minced no words and said India are “equal” to Kane Williamson’s side.

“Conditions are as potent for New Zealand as they are for us. Conditions in Australia should’ve favoured them too. It’s about how you look at things. If you want us to think that NZ will have an advantage before boarding the flight, then it’s that otherwise we feel we are equal,” Kohli had said.

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