The Indian cricket team will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team have landed in South Africa and reached their Cape Town hotel late on Thursday night. Virat along with wife Anushka Sharma were seen entering the hotel together as India gear up for their 56-day long tour of South Africa. The Indian team will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa with the first Test beginning on January 5 in Cape Town. Virat and Anushka got married in Italy in a private ceremony on December 11 and held their wedding receptions in New Delhi on December 21 and Mumbai on December 26. Anushka was dressed comfortably in a monochrome jumpsuit at the airport while Virat was in coordination with the team’s travel wardrobe.
BCCI’s official Twitter handle posted a video of Team India members entering the hotel.
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“It all depends on the kind of mindset you get into as batsman. Any place, even Indian conditions can be very difficult if you are not in a good frame of mind, so cricket is played with ball and bat and if you are not there mentally, it does not matter the conditions you are playing in.
“You need to take up challenges mentally and then every condition seems like home conditions. If you get accustomed to where you are going and you start feeling comfortable embracing the culture, people, it becomes easier,” he explained.
The India Tour of South Africa is scheduled to have its first match on January 5. Ahead of which, Virushka will spend New Years together and then Virat will stay on for the series while Anushka will return home to resume work commitments – a film with Aanand L Rai, YRF’s Sui Dhaaga and the promotions of Pari.