After capturing a 12-run victory in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday (January 18), Team India is now looking for its three-match ongoing series against the Kiwis on Saturday (January 21), when the two sides will take on the second ODI at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. This will be the first international match to be held at the 65,000 capacity stadium in the state capital of Chhattisgarh.
Before the match, Indian star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal decided to give fans a peek into the team’s locker room, but was hilariously toasted by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma during a segment.
In the most recent episode of Chahal TV, the 32-year-old cricketer was seen giving viewers a look at the locker room facilities, from the plush chairs to the massage table and dining counter.
In the video uploaded by BCCI’s official Twitter account on Friday, Chahal Ishan is seen jokingly asking Kishan about his contribution to the latter’s double century, which he made against Bangladesh in Chattogram last month (December 10, 2022).
Indian skipper Rohit also made a brief appearance in the video, humorously shoving Chahal in his one-liner. While Chahal was describing the amenities in the locker room, Rohit said to him cheekily, “Accha future hai tera” (You have a bright future). The light-hearted exchange between the two cricketers was a joy to watch and offered a glimpse of the camaraderie between the Indian team members.
Inside #TeamIndia‘s locker room in Raipur!
It will be intriguing to see if Yuzvendra Chahal can surpass Kuldeep Yadav in the starting eleven. Given Kuldeep’s impressive form with the ball lately, it seems unlikely. It would be surprising if India chooses to change their winning combination.
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