Mohali: A butter-fingered Virat Kohli today received tips on the nuances of slip catching from Australian great Matthew Hayden,who seemed to have stressed on the importance of watching the ball and the bowler all the way down the pitch while fielding at the slip cordon. Kohli had an off-colour day in office on the second day of the third and penultimate Test against Australia here yesterday,and the lesson from Hayden was a much-needed one. The 24-year-old Delhi batsman made a hash of one easy offering from Australian opener Ed Cowan and failed to latch on to a reasonably easy chance before that. The third instance was when the ball flew past Kohli before he could react. At the start of the third day’s play at Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium today,Kohli had an extensive slip-catching session with India’s fielding coach Trevor Penney. After that he was seen in an animated discussion with Hayden,who showed Kohli the correct way to go about the job. Different players have different ways of approaching slip catching but the ones who made the position their own are those who hung onto anything that came their way. The lessons Kohli received from Hayden,the former Australian opener,who used to field in the slip cordon during the major part of his illustrious career,will certainly help him improve his slip catching,especially when the spinners are in operation.
Tickets available today
Chandigarh: Despite being a Sunday,Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will continue the sale of daily tickets for the last two days of the ongoing India-Australia Test match being played from March 14 to 18. The AC lounge ticket will be of Rs 1200 per day,while that of terrace block have been priced at R600. The chair block daily ticket has been priced at R 100 per day. All these tickets are without hospitality but food and beverages would be available on chargeable basis. The tickets will be available at only two branches of Central Bank of India in Sector 70,Mohali,and Sector 32,Chandigarh.
Bee trouble for Aussie fans
Mohali:The fans sitting at the Terrace Block were in a spot of bother at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday afternoon when a bunch of bees attacked them. The most effected were the Aussie fans among all. Some of them even were exposed to bee bite. In such a situation,they arranged ice and applied it on the affected body part. After a while,the bunch of bees disappeared and so did the cricket fans worry.