The excitement for the five-Test series between England and India, which begins on 4th August is building up. Virat Kohli-led Team India would be eager to make up for the loss of the World Test Championship final by beating England in home conditions and register their first Test series win since 2007 in the UK.
With less than 10 days remaining for the start of the five-Test series between England and India, the mental game has already started in the build-up to the Test series. Barmy Army, who is considered as unofficial ’12th man’ of the England Cricket team, took a dig at Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Wasim Jaffer by sharing an old picture of the duo, stating that the Indian skipper is out of the upcoming Test series against England as he is preparing for Archery in Tokyo. In the picture Virat Kohli is aiming at a target with a bow and arrow while Jaffer is standing alongside him.
“Virat is out of the upcoming Test series as he’s in Tokyo preparing for the Archery. More to follow. #Tokyo2020,” Barmy Army captioned the picture.
Replying to Barmy Army’s post former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer was at his comical best once again and trolled the former by uploading the picture of famous Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with an embedded dialogue – “Isko Paas Jo Ganja Hai Woh Humko Chahiye”
Here’s the Twitter exchange:
Going into England series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s form would be vital for Team India. The Indian skipper however has a below-par record in England’s conditions. The swashbuckling batsman has 727 runs at an average of 36.35, including two centuries against ‘Three Lions’
During his first tour to England in 2014, which he calls the worst phase of his career, Virat Kohli scored just 135 runs at an average of 13.40 in five Tests. However, in 2018 Virat Kohli set the stage on fire when India toured England as he scored 593 runs from 10 innings at an average of 59.30.
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