After imposing their authority on Irish soil in the 1st T20I, Virat Kohli and Co. ease off on a sunny day in Dublin and the poses in the photographs could not get any better. Riding on Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav's performances, India cruised to a 76 run victory against a hapless Ireland.
Skipper Kohli, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik were seen enjoying a sunny day ahead of the 2nd and last T20I of the two-match series which India lead 1-0. Take a look.
Kohli's caption wrote,'Beautiful day in Sunny Dublin.'
While Dhawan explains his captions in his classy style,'Aundey jaandey vekhdey, baithey dhup sekhdey'.
While the players enjoy, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal posted a picture with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, calling him his 'brother from another mother'.
Riding on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India scored 208-5. Thereafter Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared seven wickets to restrict the Irish to 132-9.
For Ireland, it won't simply be a matter of turning up on the day. While the 200-plus target was far beyond their reach, they showed enough wherewithal to stick out in the middle and attempt to compete.
Asking for an upset on Friday will be too much, but they remain capable of springing a surprise or two on home soil. The biggest incentive for the hosts is another chance to play against one of the top T20 sides in the world in front of a festive and raucous crowd.
(With PTI Inputs)