Hammers had won the toss and had blocked women’s 62 kg category, which meant that last year’s Asian Championships gold medallist, Navjot Kaur, could not compete. Dangal team blocked the men’s 74 kg category.
The Pune-based troupe was accompanied by Team India’s official band, as well as Sudhir Kumar Gautam, better known as ‘Sachin Tendulkar’s biggest fan’, as they ushered the team in for its final ODI against Australia.
As ever, Wasim Jaffer used his feet well to the spinners and, with a still head and those supple wrists, kept unfurling the drives. When the bowlers tried to bowl short, he reeled off a few pull shots.