Virat Kohli Plays With Puppy During Asia Cup 2023 Practice - Video Wins Hearts
Colombo: The fact that Virat Kohli loves dogs is no longer a secret in Colombo. The video of the former India captain playing with a puppy at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday evening went viral on social media.
After making it to the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023, India is getting ready for the big match against Pakistan on Sunday at this same site.
In the video, the Indian football players were warming up before a game when the dog came over. Captain Rohit Sharma called for the puppy to come play with them, and the dog ran over to join the group.
Kohli then called for the puppy and gave him a few rubs on the back before kicking the ball away for the dog to chase.
The Indian players are doing everything they can to get ready for the Pakistan game. The Indian top order didn't put up much of a fight against Babar Azam's team in the group stage, and the Men in Blue would like to change that on Sunday against their biggest foes.
From throwdowns to film analysis, the Indian batters are using every chance to get ready for players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf. India's next games are on October 12 against Sri Lanka and October 15 against Bangladesh.
Reserve Day For India vs Pakistan Game
Also, because of the weather, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) agreed on Friday to add a reserve day to the Super 4 match between India and Pakistan, which was supposed to happen on September 10.
But none of the other Super 4 matches in Sri Lanka will be moved to a backup day. It means that if it rains during the big match on September 10, the game can be picked up right where it left off the next day.
The ACC said in a release, "A reserve day has been added to the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s match between Pakistan and India, which is set to take place on September 10, 2023 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo."
"If bad weather stops play during the Pakistan vs. India game, the game will pick up where it left off on September 11, 2023," the statement said. But this has upset the head managers of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh's coach, Chandika Hathurasingha, said that he didn't know why the quick change happened.
"In the Asia Cup, there is a technical council that is made up of one person from each of the six countries that are taking part. They could have made the decision for another reason. It's not good, and we would have liked an extra day, too," he said.
When he heard that the Indo-Pak match would go on for an extra day, Sri Lankan boss Chris Silverwood was surprised. "Yeah! Look, I was a little taken aback when I first heard it. But since we don't run the game, we can't do much, right?" Silverwood asked.