Ahead of the West Indies tour, Team India with new coach Anil Kumble in charge, with captain Virat Kohli by his side, today prepped up with a song and dance routine with drums and more to send a message of intent to their fierce Caribbean rivals.
Both Kumble and Kohli addressed a press conference on Monday and took great pain to underline the fact that the team was working as a unit and that there was no rift to break teh camarederie.
Kohli on his part hurried to say that the team would gain from Anil Kumble’s vast experience.
In short, the entire exercise served to send a message of emotional bonding in the team – in short, a fighting machine in the making.
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Kumble was all-praise for Kohli’s aggressive nature and said that he would not in any way look to tone that down.
Kumble recently became the new head coach, surprisingly beating top rival Ravi Shastri who had built a close rapport with the members of the team in his stint as team director.
A happy looking Team India gathered in strength in a hall all armed with a djembe, a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum, each and spiritedly beat them to a crescendo before breaking out in laughter.
The entire team is gathered at a Bangalore camp to prepare for the hard Caribbean tour.
What Chris Gayle and company might have to say about it is still unknown, but throwing down the gauntlet in such an (un)musical fashion is unlikely to go unchallenged, knowing the nature of the flamboyant West Indians players.
Can you imagine Gayle blasting away at a tabla!
Since that is not going to happen any time soon, take a look at Team India doing its best to put fear into their long-time rivals. Watch video here: