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PHOTOS: India reach Australia for series, Virat Kohli already set for challenge

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul posted from their social media accounts on reaching Brisbane for the much-awaited series against Australia.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 17, 2018 7:07:20 pm
Indian cricketers have arrived in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Indian cricket team has arrived in Brisbane for the much-awaited series against Australia. Captain Virat Kohli looks set for the challenge as he sweat it out ahead of the first T20I between the two sides on November 21. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also shared their excitement ahead of the series from their social media accounts.

In a photo posted from his official social media account with Rishabh Pant, Kohli said that he was looking forward to the coming weeks with him. “Back to Australia. Looking forward to the next few weeks with this champion.”

In another post, Kohli said, “There’s no ideal way to put in hard work. Everyday is an opportunity. Stay fit stay healthy!”

Rohit Sharma also tweeted a photo after arriving in Brisbane and said he looked forward to ‘some good cricket’ in the next few weeks. “Touched down in Brisbane. Looking forward to some good cricket over the next few weeks. Gonna be a cracker.”

An excited KL Rahul, who started his International career with Australia, said, “Started my International Cricketing Career with you Australia. So there’s Nostalgia + Excitement as I look forward to the next two months being nothing short of epic.”

Addressing concerns surrounding the batting before leaving for the series, skipper Kohli admitted that there was a lot of room for improvement. “That is something we realise as a team also. We understand what we need to work on so it is up to the individuals to take ownership of that,” said Kohli, referring to the batting especially,” Kohli said.

“There were lot of things we discussed after England, on what went wrong. We felt there was not a lot that we did wrong but whatever was not right went extreme. We played good cricket but the mistakes were also very extreme. How to control the game is something we need to work on. We have to find a solution in tough situations rather than feeling that it would appear from somewhere,” he further added.

Speaking on the fitness levels of the bowlers, he said, “From the last time we went there (to Australia), fitness levels of the bowlers are surely up, which is the most important factor in Australia. The pitches can get boring at times, the Kookaburra doesn’t do much. So, it is about maintaining the pace with which you start your day.”

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