Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli (Video Grab)  |  Photo Credits: Instagram
- T20 World Cup 2021 is going to start from Sunday
- India’s campaign will start from October 24
- India has to play two warm-up matches before 24th
T20 World Cup 2021 is going to start from October 17. The tournament will be played in Oman and UAE. The Indian team will start its campaign in this World Cup against Pakistan on October 24. However, before that Team India will be seen showing their strength in the practice match. This is the last tournament of Virat Kohli as T20 captain. At the same time, before the start of the World Cup, a teaser of Kohli and young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has surfaced, which has been fiercely viral.
Wicketkeeper Pant got a jarring reply
In fact, a promo has been released by the T20 World Cup broadcaster Star Sports with India’s practice matches before the start of the tournament. In this promo, Kohli and Pant can be seen chatting about team selection. When Pant is seen requesting Kohli about his selection in the playing XI, the Indian captain gives a snarky reply to the young wicketkeeper, saying that he has other options.
‘I haven’t found such a keeper after Mahi Bhai’
As soon as the video starts, Kohli says, ‘Rishabh wins only six matches in T20.’ Immediately after this, Pant says, ‘Tension nahi bhaiya. I am practicing everyday. Well remember, India won the World Cup by hitting a wicketkeeper for six. To this Kohli says, ‘Yes, but after Mahi bhai, such a keeper has not been found till date. At the same time, Pant says, ‘Bhayya, I am not your keeper.’ In such a situation, Kaholi says, ‘Look keeper, I have more. Who will play in the warm-up matches?
When will Team India’s practice matches be played?
Team India has to play two practice matches before starting their campaign in the T20 World Cup. In both the warm-up matches of India, they will compete with teams that are not in their group. Virat Sena will take on England in the first practice match on 18 October. The match will start at 7.30 pm. The Indian team will take on Australia in the second warm-up match on October 20, which will be played from 7.30 pm onwards.