ADELAIDE: After current captain Rohit Sharma was hit in the forearm during a knock-down on Tuesday, it’s the turn of former skipper Virat Kohli to be hit in the groin at the day before the semi-final against England.
However, just like in Rohit’s case, Kohli’s blow to a Harshal Patel delivery was nothing serious as he was seen laughing and joking and even took selfies with some media outlets.
It was an optional practice session in which Kohli hit for nearly 40 minutes into a few nets. First, he suffered throws from Raghu for nearly 25 minutes before moving to the other net where the point guards were bowling.

Before Harshal started bowling alongside other net bowlers, Kohli had indicated that it would be the “last round”.
It was a quick delivery that hit him inside his right groin and he was immediately on his hunches. The physios and the team doctor rushed to him and after a few minutes he was back on his feet doing a few jumps on the spot.
But, Kohli did not participate in the session anymore as it was supposed to be the last series of hits.
He didn’t seem uncomfortable and later even stood for a good 10 minutes posing for selfies and photos.
Rohit-Upton up close
Exactly what Rohit Sharma discussed with mental conditioning trainer Paddy Upton will never be known, but the Indian skipper has been seen spending quality time with the South African the whole time Down Under.

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Upton has been on the India captain’s ears for a few days now and Rohit has at times been seen listening intently to whatever the coach has to say once he is done with his stick.
Maybe Rohit could discuss his fascination or knee-jerk reaction to go for the pull-shot, something that didn’t work out during the tournament.
Or, it could be the mindset of winning the semi-final and the big ticket final.

Upton knows a thing or two about winning a world trophy after working as an understudy for Gary Kirsten in the 2011 World Cup 50-over.
This T20 World Cup is his last assignment with the Indian team unless he receives a further extension.
Pandya has a traveling chef for healthy eating habits
If Suryakumar Yadav is picky about his diet and his nutritional intake, Hardik Pandya is not left out. He is possibly one of India’s premier cricketers, who is accompanied by a personal chef Arif, who is on tour with the versatile Indian player.
Arif normally settles in apartments in the cities where India plays and he prepares Pandya’s meals according to his dietary requirements and brings them to the team hotel.

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“I have to make sure that all these requirements are met, especially during big tournaments. Longer tournaments require constant stamina until the final or end matches and only good food can guarantee that,” said Arif.
“Hardik trains very hard to keep his strength and body muscles intact during matches, so it’s important to make sure he doesn’t lose stamina and his energy doesn’t drop.
“I take care of his entire diet, from breakfast to dinner, and make sure he gets the right proportion of everything from nutrients to body fluids.”



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