Virat Kohli will be leading the Men in Blue for the first time in a World Cup as he eyes his first world title as a captain. Kohli will be playing his third World Cup, he has already been a part of the showpiece event twice in 2011 and 2015. He won his first World Cup in 2011 when MS Dhoni guided India to glory at home and brought an end to a 28-year-long wait for the second title.
Team India, on Wednesday, left for England from Mumbai airport to participate in the much-anticipated International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The premier tournament is set to commence from May 30. However, ahead of the World Cup, warm-up matches will take place starting from May 24. India will face New Zealand on May 25 for their first warm-up match followed by a match against Bangladesh on May 28.
The players including the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami were seen playing the popular game PUBG on their gadgets while waiting to board their flight. Others like MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were also playing the game according to the netizens.
Check out some of the hilarious reactions here :
Please tell me pubg I’d of dhoni and chahal 😜😜 I will send request 🤣 https://t.co/FmfH3wYAw2
— vinay vk (@im_vk45_) May 22, 2019
Good Luck Team India 🇮🇳
Play quality cricket & make us proud.#WorldCup2019
& once you are back, why not go for PUBG Championship.
I mean we have a squad in our cricket team. Mr MS Dhoni, Shami, Bhuvi and Chahal. That is a great squad already. What say?
@BCCI @PUBGMOBILE pic.twitter.com/klmHtrfIea
— Saleem Rehan (@rehanode) May 22, 2019
Indian Soldiers ready to start their #CWC19 campaign 😂
Everyone seen playing Pubg
Best of luck!
Photo credits: BCCI pic.twitter.com/C11sxrdJat
— BeLikeDhoni (@BeLikeDhoni) May 21, 2019
— Queen (@rangbaazchiru) May 21, 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal Talks About His Camaraderie With MS Dhoni In Latest Interview ! ❤#MSDhoni #Dhoni #Whistlepodu #Love #Cricket #TeamIndia #PUBG #YuzvendraChahal #Chahal #Australia #India #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/76kMkl9DeZ
— Aabhas Raj (@msdhoniaddicted) February 19, 2019
Yenaya yow😂😂😂 Anga chagal pubg veladitu irukaan🤔🤔single ah iruparu pola.. Pavam..
— ⚙⛓தீனா⛓⚙ (@creatzdheena) May 22, 2019
MSD nd jaddu too.. See carefully. MSD playing in a tab
Yooo pubg vilayaditu irukkanga yaaaa🙄🙄🙄🙄
— SARKAR (@vipaccount7) May 22, 2019
Let’s win the Pubg World Cup! 💪
— Anshuman Sharma (@busby_babe007) May 22, 2019
PUBGians all over. Such is the craze to win the Chicken Dinner!! All The Very Best Team India 🇮🇳 for the World Cup! Just bring back the Cup lads ❤🏆
— ❤ⱽᶦʳᵃᵗᶦᵃⁿADI🇮🇳❤ (@Aditya_k168) May 22, 2019
At a press conference held in Mumbai on Tuesday, Kohli opined that they are entering in the tournament with a balanced and a strong side.
“We are going into the World Cup as a balanced and strong side. You saw in the IPL as well. All the players in the squad are in great form and playing really well. I think from that point of view, we just expect ourselves to play the best cricket we can,” Kohli said.
India will kick-off its World Cup campaign against South Africa at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton on June 5.