Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket team had all the reasons to cheer up after their thumping 8-wickets win over South Africa which led them to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Semifinals where they will clash against the underdog Bangladesh and fans are expecting an easy victory for the Indian squad as well as a certain berth in the final.
However, before that, the whole Indian squad, including the coach Anil Kumble, got an opportunity to attend a high-profile dinner at The Indian High Commission in London hosted the defending champions on Monday.
First of all, it has been ages since we last saw the whole Indian squad all dressed up like gentlemen due to their busy schedule including the home season and then the Indian Premier League. Secondly, the Indian cricket team members who are active on social media do share pictures of them hanging out and chilling at cool places but in those pictures, they again donned casuals, an attire we have been seeing them for so long.
Even at Sachin: A Billion Dreams premier, from Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni, everybody donned track pants and an Indian Cricket team jersey as they had to leave for the ICC Champions Trophy Tournament in the UK.
However, at the dinner hosted by The Indian High Commission in London, the whole team, thankfully, came all dressed like a gentleman and even Rohit Sharma knew how long it has been that fans have seen them in this Avatar.
We clean up nice 👊👔 pic.twitter.com/8boiOq5IKG
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 12, 2017
For this who knew Virat Kohli just for his aggressive aura on-field, BCCI gave is an insight from the dinner via a tweet and for once, think of the last time you saw Virat Kohli holding a book.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 12, 2017
See the whole team in pictures here
As for team India’s Champions Trophy 2017 campaign, the Virat Kohli-led squad started the tournament with a victory over arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs before facing a surprising defeat against Sri Lanka in their second match, however, they came back in full force and won the deciding clash against South Africa for a semifinal spot, eliminating the No. 1 ODI from the competition.
India will go head-to-head with Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semifinals on 15 June and while the former will enter as the favorite, Bangladesh has caused a lot of trouble to the Indian team in ICC tournaments and they can not be underestimated.