India, England receive traditional welcome in Cuttack ahead of second ODI, watch video

Virat Kohli-led team India arrived late afternoon for their second ODI match against England in Cuttack.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 18, 2017 5:13 pm
dhoni-m MS Dhoni was welcomed by the hotel staff as team India arrived in Cuttack for the second ODI against England. (Source: BCCI)

Virat Kohli-led team India is scheduled to play their second one-day international against England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday. With 1-0 lead in the series, hosts will be confident and would like to win the second ODI as well and seal the series. But before they play on the field, both India and England were welcomed at the airport in traditional Indian way. After being stuck in Pune due to unavailability of hotel rooms in Cuttack.

Led by skipper Kohli, wicket-keeper MS Dhoni and coach Anil Kumble arrived in Cuttack along with the England team ahead of second ODI. Both the teams touched down late afternoon and reached their hotel later. There they were welcomed by the hotel staff and were presented with shawls.

In the video posted by BCCI on it’s Facebook page, it was Dhoni was the first to step down from the bus and was felicitated with the shawl and followed by Ajinkya Rahane.

Now it remains to be seen whether they’ll get a decent training session in before they look to seal the series.

India’s last ODI at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium was played on November 2 in 2014. India had beaten Sri Lanka by 169 runs.

Later, India conclude the three-match ODI series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on January 22, followed by three match T20 International series.

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