Indian Cricket Team Endures Frigid Training in Mohali Ahead of T20I Series Opener Against Afghanistan


The Indian cricket team faced the brunt of frigid temperatures as they honed their skills in Mohali ahead of the T20I series opener against Afghanistan on January 11. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on ‘X’ showcasing the team’s preparation at the IS Bindra Stadium.

In the video, Shubman Gill humorously remarks, “Not that cold, huh?” before admitting, “Actually, it’s very cold. I think it would be around 7 degrees. I just keep my hands in my pocket but I would not advise that unless you have hand warmers in your pocket.”

Rinku Singh, known for his prowess in the shortest format, also felt the chill, saying, “Bhai sahab bahut thand hai. Dekho abhi main domestic ka match khel ke aaya hoon Kerala mein. Wahan par aisi garmi thi, May-June waali (It’s very cold. I just came back from Kerala after playing a domestic game (UP vs Kerala, Ranji Trophy) and it was extremely hot out there).”

Emerging left-arm speedster, Arshdeep Singh, added a lighter note, saying, “Kaafi garmi lag rahi hai yaar tabhi half sleeves mein ghoom raha hoon. Thodi si thand hoti toh achha lagta (It’s pretty hot, hence, I am wearing half sleeves. Wish it was a bit cooler than what it is).”

The cold wave sweeping across northern India has brought a consistent dip in temperatures. Mohali, situated in Punjab, is no exception, experiencing an extreme spell of cold weather expected to persist for the next few days.

The Indian team’s three-match T20I series against Afghanistan serves as their final preparatory assignment before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup scheduled for June in the USA and the West Indies.

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