The India-Australia Test series is fast approaching and the anticipation for the battle is very high with every move of the Indian players being closely watched and critiqued.
With three days left to the first Test at Adelaide, the Indian team did their official photo shoot in the traditional white clothes that they will don in the Test series.
The pictures posted by the BCCI on their official social media handles look stunning and as usual, Twitter has come out with their reactions – some going gaga over their cricketing idols while others asking the team to knuckle down and prepare for the Test series.
Might be wondering how to hunt those kangaroos.— nerdfromtheotherworld (@nerdfromtheoth1) December 3, 2018
Wowwww... What a terrific look.... u r always king for the handling the bat.....! ?❤️— Pravinth GK (@pravinthgk1) December 3, 2018
While this man demanded a series triumph in Australia
series jito ek aadh, ek to jeeti nahin jati bahar SA Eng dono se pit liye ab Aus se dekho....— Sunil Singh (@Sunil_1984_) December 3, 2018
And another man had a reply for him.
Greats like VIRAT , they do what they do best with all their mental, emotional, spiritual and physical energy. Righteous people get inspired and learn from them, shitty people and devils spend their life in hate and they die in hate.. .God bless u KING KOHLI ??— lifeiscool (@xyz1906) December 3, 2018
This man felt that these pictures had a larger purpose than what meets the eye.
I don’t know why but they are so funny??— Harsh Khatri (@harshkhatri7) December 3, 2018
Instead of concentration of photos please do your homework on opposition and win matches— Zubin Vakil (@vakilzf) December 3, 2018
This person seemed upset with Rahul.
K.L. RAHUL KA TOH EK HE KAAM HEH.— ESHAQ MUKHTAR KHAN (@khaneshaq8844) December 3, 2018
LBW HONA. FIR REVIEW LENA. OR AS USUAL JO HAMESHA HOTA HEH. US REVIEW KO KHARAB KARNA.
Another Twitter user had a rather amusing question.
Bhuvi ki gardan zabardasti mod Di kya?— Sujith Kolap (@KolapSujith) December 3, 2018
While people have reacted positively to these photos, captain Kohli now wants his team to win at all costs and has said that is the only thing he is focussing on.
"In the early stages of my career I used to think of these things (personal achievements) as important milestones which are really important in one's career, but now the focus is purely and solely on making the team win at any cost," Kohli told Macquarie Sports Radio.
"So from last time round I think I'm more assured of myself, I don't find the need to get involved in anything with the opposition and I think those are changes that keep happening gradually as you go forward."
The four-match Test series starts at Adelaide on December 6.