Watch: Indian cricket team lands in South Africa for their first series of 2018 season

First Test match between India and South Africa starts on 5th January in Cape town.

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Indian team reached the Cape Town hotel on the night of 28th December. The first Test  of the three match series will begin on January 5 in Cape Town. India will also play a series of six One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa during their two month stay.

A video of the Virat Kohli and the Indian team was shared by BCCI on their official Twitter account. We can see few cricketers entering the hotel with their better halves. Skipper Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha were the ones spotted with their spouses. 

Virat looks geared up for the big challenge coming up. He spent some leisure time away from cricket stating the reason of a long and tiring cricket season. A fresh Kohli can be dangerous for the opposition if he gets his focus right.

Meanwhile, before leaving for their tour skipper Virat Kohli made it clear that they have
"nothing to prove to anyone" during the upcoming South Africa series.

"We have got rid of all the mental pressures of touring abroad and wanting to prove to people. We are not wanting to prove anything to anyone and our duty is to go out there, give our 100 percent effort for the country and get the result that we want to," Kohli had said.

"It all depends on the kind of mindset you get into as batsman. Any place, even Indian conditions can be very difficult if you are not in a good frame of mind, so cricket is played with ball and bat and if you are not there mentally, it does not matter the conditions you are playing in.

"You need to take up challenges mentally and then every condition seem like home conditions. If you get accustomed to where you are going and you start feeling comfortable embracing the culture, people, it becomes easier," he explained.

 


By Sihyeu Singh - 29 Dec, 2017

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