The Indian cricket team, captained by Rohit Sharma, has started its preparations for the third Test of the five-match series against England. The match between the two teams is scheduled to be held in Rajkot. starting February 15 with level series at 1-1.
The Indian players gathered in Rajkot after a short break following the second Test match against England in Visakhapatnam. The Rohit Sharma-led team was seen putting in big efforts for the third game as they would be desperate to win to take the lead in the series.
According to reports today in India, the Rohit Sharma-led team is staying at Rajkot’s Sayaji hotel and will be there. until February 19. According to reports, it is known that Captain Rohit Sharma along with KL Rahul have been allotted a suite for each of the Royal Heritage issues and the captain got a presidential suite.
The Indian team will be served Gujarati food and Kathiyawadi for the Indian players. on Tuesday (February 13). The hotel staff has arranged breakfast for Fafda-Jalebi, Khakhra, Gathiya, Thepla and Khman. The players will also be served special Kathiyawadi food like Dahi Tikari, Vagherela Rotlo (Fried Bajra Roti with Yogurt and Garlic) and Khichdi Kadhi for dinner.
The information was given by the hotel manager, Urvesh Purohit, who revealed that whenever Indian players have achieved something this good, they have always enjoyed it. He added that in the past KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and even MS Dhoni have big fans of Khichdi-Kadhi.
The English players are also expected to arrive in Rajkot on Monday (February 12) evening. The team led by Ben Stokes traveled to Abu Dhabi for a short break after the second match. The visitors will practice for the next two days in Rajkot before the third Test. starts February 15.
England have played a sensational brand of cricket in the ongoing Test series. They started the series on a high note, having beaten India in Hyderabad. The Ben Stokes-led team was on top of the game in the second game but could not finish well as they suffered a disappointing defeat.
They would be eager to win the third test and take the lead in the series. With the kind of cricket they have shown in cricket, it won’t be a surprise if they take a 2-1 lead in Rajkot.
What I try and do is give the players that freedom – Rohit Sharma on his leadership
Rohit Sharma recently spoke about his leadership and said that it is one of the toughest jobs in cricket. He pointed out that as a captain you have to make sure everyone gets what they want. He added that his goal is to give freedom to the players. Speaking during an event, he explained:
“Probably the leader’s hardest job is getting everyone to do what you want them to do. Because they come with a different mentality and they want to do what they want to do. That’s what we try and talk to everyone when they come because it’s a game and a team sport. “What I try and do is give the players that freedom and importance… which are very important to me.”
Rohit Sharma hasn’t had the kind of outing he would have wanted with the bat in the two Tests against England. He failed in both innings and hoped to set the stage on fire in the next match in Rajkot. If India has to fancy their chances of winning, they need to shoot with the bat.