The Indian cricket team is all set to depart for the United Kingdom ahead of their much-anticipated clash against New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final. As per reports, the team will take a midnight flight from Mumbai and will land in London early morning on June 3. But prior to their departure, captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri turned up for a press conference and addressed several questions from journalists.
However, the highlight wasn't the main event but something which happened seconds prior to the formal start. Both Shastri and Kohli were caught unaware of the fact that they were live and were busy discussing their plan in order to emerge victorious against New Zealand. Within no time, the audio of the same discussion went viral in India, with netizens speculating India’s bowling combination.
In the viral clip, Kohli can be heard saying "hum inko round the wicket dalwayenge, left handers hai inpe, Lala, Siraj sabko start se hi laga denge." On his remark, Shastri can be heard doing a "hmmm."
Check out the leaked audio:
Shami, Siraj likely to get the nod for WTC final
As per the leaked conversation, seems like Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami (Lala) will both get to play the final of the ICC World Test Championship. This suggests Ishant Sharma might be the one to miss out with Jasprit Bumrah almost certain of a place in the XI barring injury issues.
"We have worked hard for final and nobody can take that away from us! There was no doubt we were gonna be featuring in the WTC final," stated Kohli during the same media conference.
"It’s like football, we gotta keep our standards high," he added.
Watch the video here: