Virat-Dance

India‘s only practice match against Essex, ahead of the England Test series, might have petered out to a draw but that didn’t stop their captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan from having some fun.

The two teams, as they took field, were given a traditional welcome by local performers playing ‘Dhol’.

As the Indian team, led by Kohli, entered the park, their skipper began dancing and taking a cue from his team-mate, Dhawan also did a little bit of bhangra.

Essex Cricket posted the video of the moment on their official Twitter handle on Friday.

Watch the video below:

KL Rahul (36*) and Ajinkya Rahane (19*) had stretched India’s lead to 125 runs in the final session before rain brought an early end to the proceedings with the players heading back to the dressing rooms. India finished on 89/2 after Essex declared their first innings on 359/8 nine overs after the start of the second session. India, who were all out for 395 in their first innings, thus took a first innings lead of 36 runs but lost Shikhar Dhawan (0) and Cheteshwar Pujara (23) quickly in their second dig.

Rahul and Rahane then added an ubeaten 49 runs for the third wicket when the rain forced the match to be declared as draw.

The first match of the five-Test series between India and England starts from August 1 at Edgbaston. The no.1 ranked India will be hoping for a much improved performance from their last tour of England when they lost 1-3. This tour is also vital for Kohli considering England is the only place where he is yet to stamp his authority in Test cricket.