Virat Kohli-led India cricket team reaches Kanpur for 500th Test

India cricket team reached Kanpur on Saturday while the New Zealand team will reach on Monday for the first Test.

By: PTI | Kanpur | Updated: September 18, 2016 3:01 am
india vs new zealand, new zealand vs india, ind vs nz, virat kohli, kohli, india cricket team, india cricket, cricket india, cricket news, cricket Virat Kohli arrived at the team hotel in Kanpur and cut a special cake for India’s 500th Test match. (Source: ANI)

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli today cut a specially customized cake kept by the hotel authorities as a part of celebration of India’s upcoming historic ‘500th Test’ against New Zealand starting at the Green Park on September 22.

The New Zealand team will arrive on Monday. The Indian players arrived in batches on Saturday for the Test match. The first ones to reach were Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja.

Skipper Kohli along with openers Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav arrived in the evening.

They were all accorded traditional welcome. After Kohli cut ‘500th Test’ cake, birthday boy Ashwin, who turned 30 on the day also celebrated his birthday alongside teammates in the hotel lobby.

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Indian team will have a light session at Green park on Sunday.