The 2018 FIFA World Cup fever has gripped our Men in Blue. The players very often are seen rooting for their favourite teams. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were in Bengaluru for training for the upcoming series of Ireland. Post their training Dhoni and Virat with a few other cricketers were seen flaunting their football skills. We all know Dhoni’s love for football as he was a goalkeeper of his school team.
Whereas Virat too is seen praising England captain Harry Kane on Twitter. Both were seen passing the ball with a few headers here and there. It’s quite difficult to pick who of the two was better. You can decide for yourself after you watch the video below.
The Men in Blue will soon be seen in action as they will tour Ireland for a couple of T20 games in Dublin. Post this, they will fly to England for a three-month long tour. India will play 3 T20 and 3 ODIs and 5 Test matches against England. Team India played a historic test match with Afghanistan in Bengaluru on June 14 and defeated the guests by an innings and 262 runs. Ajinkya Rahane who led the squad in absence of Virat Kohli won hearts by inviting the Afghanistan team for posing with the winner’s trophy.
At the post-match presentation, Rahane said, “This (historical win) feels special. It is always an honour to lead your country. We did not take the Afghanistan team lightly, and it was important for us to stick to the basics. The credit goes to Afghanistan. Their bowlers really well, and I am sure the Afghanistan team will go a long way.”
Afghanistan captain Stanikzai said, “We had never played a Test match before, and now we know what we have to do against a Full Member in the future. We were quite stunned by the Test match being ended in only two days, as our team is good. I am disappointed with the batting performances, but it was good learning for the future. I want to thank the fans for supporting both the teams.”