Watch: Indian team receives a grand welcome ahead of Asia Cup 2018
Rohit Sharma led-team India reached the United Arab Emirates and received a grand welcome at the Dubai International airport. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s fan page posted a video of Team India getting overwhelmed by the welcome ceremony in UAE.
Here is the video shared by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s fan page. One can see wife cum manager Ritika Sajdeha along with Rohit Sharma. Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni and Kedhar Jadhav enjoying welcome drinks.
Earlier, Kedhar Jadhav shared an in-flight selfie of Indian team posing from their seats.
Flying to Dubai for Asia cup!!!! pic.twitter.com/J24a9cQtN6
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) September 13, 2018
Another Instagram user shared a photo of the Indian team arriving at the airport.
An account named Ro45world shared a video of Ritika waiting for Rohit Sharma who was busy giving selfie moments to his fans at the airport. She smiled and gave Rohit his passport later!
Meanwhile, India will play their tournament-opening fixture against Hong Kong at the Dubai International Stadium. In the next 24 hours of the opening fixture, India will lock horns with the arch-rivals in a riveting clash at the same venue. The match is expected to be a high octane battle.
BCCI revealed that all the players are not going to travel together. They will go in batches. Some will leave early while others will join them later.
Indian captain Virat Kohli is rested for the tournament, and his deputy Rohit Sharma has been given the opportunity to lead the side in Asia Cup. In the squad, one can see a new entry, Khaleel Ahmed. He is a left-arm-fast-medium bowler. He was bought by the IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018.
India squad for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed.