India is all set to take on New Zealand in the final T20I of the three-match series on Wednesday (1 February). The Hardik Pandya-led team is coming on the back of a hard-fought win and thus will back themselves to clinch the series decider. The practice for the same is also going at full pace but the players are making sure that they keep themselves fresh for the big game.
Therefore, a few of the Indian players came together and watched the latest Bollywood film “Pathaan”. The Shahrukh Khan-starrer film was released on 25 January and has been making noise with its success at the box office. While the players could not watch the movie as soon as it was released, they took out time on the eve of the third T20I to enjoy the spy thriller.
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Suryakumar Yadav were among the players watching the movie. The pictures of the players at the cinema hall surfaced on social media. Several users shared these pictures.
Coming to team India’s preparations for the third T20I, the Men in Blue look all set to take home another T20I series. The Hardik Pandya-led team will be eager to take the field in Ahmedabad in front of almost one lakh fans. The team is also not worried about the pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The team’s vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav said that they are ready to play on any kind of surface.
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“It doesn't matter what soil you play on. These are the things that aren't in your control. We did what we had in our control, we had to adapt, apply on that ground and move on with the situation. But it was an exciting game,” said Surya on the eve of the third T20I.
"Any game, ODI or T20I, low or high scoring, if there's competition in the game, wickets, I don't think, matter a lot. You go out there, have a challenge, accept it and move on," Surya added.