Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Ahead of the second Test match between West Indies and India, scheduled to be played from July 20 onwards, the West Indies legend Brian Lara met with the who’s who of the Indian cricket team at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The visitors are currently leading the two-match Test series 1-0 against the Caribbean team, after defeating them with a big margin of an innings and 141 runs at Windsor Park in Dominica last week.

Virat Kohli is set to play his 500th international match for India, starting Thursday, against the West Indies, which will make him only the fourth cricketer in the history of Indian cricket to achieve this feat, after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni. The former captain of Team India will be looking to make it a memorable occasion for himself, and for that reason, he has been spotted practising rigorously at the Queen’s Park Oval in the build-up to the Test match.

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During a practice session for the Indians, Brian Lara, the local boy and the ICC Hall of Famer, made an appearance at the venue. In the video posted on the official Twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), he was spotted chatting away on his phone, when Virat Kohli walked up to him. When the Prince of Trinidad saw the Indian superstar, he extended his arm out from the back and shook hands with Kohli, before talking with him for a few seconds.

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Then, the 54-year-old met with the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and lastly, the captain Rohit Sharma. He also had a great embrace with the head coach of Team India, Rahul Dravid, in the meantime.

Ishan Kishan gets to chat with Brian Lara on his 25th birthday

On July 18, Ishan Kishan celebrated his 25th birthday, on the sidelines of a practice session ahead of the second West Indies versus India Test match at the Queen’s Park Oval. BCCI posted a video of the moment on Twitter, in which the southpaw also got to chat with the West Indies legend Brian Lara.

He also shared his views about the Prince of Trinidad in the clip and said, “It is always special, you know, he is a legend, we all are a very big fan of him, we have seen his batting, highlights, and everything, and there is a lot to learn, so might get to learn lot from him.”