Australia ODI skipper Aaron Finch recently revealed how India captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni gifted their respective jerseys during the series between Indian and Australia in March earlier this year. Australia had beaten India 3-2 in the series but the camaraderie between the two teams was alive and kicking.
“Thank you @virat.kohli & @mahi7781.Very lucky to have been given a shirt by both guys during the last series we played against India. Whilst we battle it out hard for our countries on the field, the respect I have for 2 of the games all time greats is huge! It’s important to take some time to be grateful and appreciate the opportunities we have been given!” he wrote on Twitter.
India and Australia will next face off in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Kohli led India and Finch led Australia are being touted as favourites to lift the crown.
On paper both the teams looks strong. However, the ultimate winner will be known on on July 14 at the iconic stadium at Lords.
Australia World Cup Squad: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon