Virat Kohli shares picture with a “cool cat” in practice session at CCI ahead of Mumbai Test

The Indian Test and ODI skipper will give the Kanpur Test a miss and in his absence, Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead the team.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 23 November 2021 11:19 am

Virat Kohli is currently on a break. While he was not part of India's T20I squad which defeated New Zealand 3-0, he will be joining the Men in Blue for the second Test and will be back at the helm of affairs. The Indian Test and ODI skipper will also give the Kanpur Test a miss and in his absence, Ajinkya Rahane is set to captain the team.

While the second Test match of the series at Mumbai is still a while away, it seems like Kohli is also taking time out for practice. On Tuesday, the master batsman, shared a picture of himself enjoying some time with a "cool cat" at the Cricket Club of India. He shared a picture of himself enjoying the company of the animal as he captioned the pic, "A quick hello from a cool cat at practice 😺."

Check out the picture here:

Recently, the Indian T20I captain Rohit Sharma went past teammate Virat Kohli in an elite T20I list. The Hitman now has the maximum number of 50 plus scores- 26 half-centuries to go with 4 hundreds. Meanwhile, Kohli has 29 fifties to his credit but has not breached the three-digit mark in T20Is yet. Pakistan's Babar Azam with 25 scores of fifty-plus is number three in this list, followed by Australia's David Warner and New Zealand's Martin Guptill, who have 22 fifty-plus scores.

In addition, Rohit smashed three sixes in the third T20I against New Zealand which took his tally against BlackCaps to 27, which happens to the most by any batter against them. He also became only the second batter after Martin Guptill to hit 150 sixes in T20Is. Moreover, the Indian opener reached 50 sixes as a captain in T20Is which took him 533 balls- the quickest for any skipper in this format.

He also became the first captain to complete a T20I clean sweep against New Zealand at home. After breaking several records, it is clear that the Hitman has taken to full-time captaincy like fish to water but whether the new regime of Rohit and Rahul Dravid will be able to end the recent drought of ICC trophies will be a question that will be answered only in due course.