IND vs SA Photos Virat Kohli First Picture After Leaving The Captaincy
A three-match ODI series will be played between India and South Africa from January 19. The first two matches of the series will be played at Paarl. While the last match will be in Cape Town. Team India has started preparations for this. Team India players gathered at Boland Park in Paarl and took part in the practice session. The Board Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) has also shared its picture.
First Picture after Stepping Down From Test Captaincy
This is the first picture of Virat Kohli after stepping down from the Test captaincy. Virat is seen standing with Shreyas Iyer and Sharul Thakur in this. BCCI has written in its caption that 'ODI mode on. Team India has reached Boland Park to prepare for ODIs. KL Rahul has been made the captain for the ODI. series. Rohit Sharma is not playing the series due to injury.
Rahul's First Series as Captain
This is KL Rahul's first international series as captain. However, earlier he had captained against South Africa in the second Test in Johannesburg, but in this match, Team India had to face defeat. He became the captain in the absence of Kohli due to injury. The real test of KL Rahul's captaincy will be in the ODI series. Prior to this, he has handled the captaincy of Punjab Kings in the IPL. In the picture shared by BCCI, Rahul is seen explaining something to the team.
Coach Dravid Was Seen Giving Tips To Team India
Apart from this, head coach Rahul Dravid was also seen giving important tips to the team. Kohli had relinquished the Test captaincy after losing the Test series against South Africa. At the same time, before this tour, he was removed from the captaincy of ODIs and Rohit Sharma was given this responsibility. However, Rohit is not with this team due to injury. Kohli will be playing under another captain for the second time in his life. Earlier he has played under the captaincy of Dhoni.