Virender Sehwag caught former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly and former Australian spin icon Shane Warne sleeping and posted their photos on a social media website to everyone’s delight. The duo were sleeping after a hard day out presumably commenting on cricketing proceedings. Of course, if commenting can do that to former sportsmen, just image what a hard days work for a playing cricketers can do to them. Word tired just about begins to describe it. Well, to cut to the chase, the Indian cricket team which is running on a tight schedule during the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017, has more than its share of work cut out for it. The top eight cricket teams are currently in Britain, vying for the coveted ICC title. It is understandable that Captain Virat Kohli and his team are busy playing, practicing or traveling from one venue to another – hardly any time to catch-up with sleep. But it all paid off as India began the series by securing a huge 124-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston Birmingham.
The victory was big and the effort required was top class and exhausting too. So, it transpired, the Indian cricket team was traveling from Birmingham to London, where it will face the Sri Lankans when Ravindra Jadeja was struck by a mischievous idea! He saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni napping with his mouth wide open and proceeded quickly to take a selfie with the former captain and post the image on Instagram. Jadeja had the perfect mischief-maker look on his face! He wrote in the caption, “Before he wakes up lemme click picture.#roadtrip to #london #rajputboy.” The rest, you can judge.
Dhoni did not get a chance to bat in India’s first match against Pakistan as the team lost only three wickets, but he kept wickets for the team during the match and that is a tough job. India will now face the Sri Lankan Cricket team at the Oval, the famed cricket ground in London, on Thursday. India is the defending champions of the Champions Trophy. The team won the title under the captaincy of MS Dhoni four years ago in 2013.