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Team India batsmen fail coach Anil Kumble’s one-hour challenge
By now newly-elected Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble has shown his innovations with coaching, specially after the unique bonding session on Sunday bringing a refreshing change in the preparations. (Photo: PTI)
By now newly-elected Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble has shown his innovations with coaching, specially after the unique bonding session on Sunday bringing a refreshing change in the preparations. (Photo: PTI)
As India are gearing up for the four Tests against West Indies, head coach Anil Kumble made it clear that all players will be given the opportunity to prove their worth. (Photo: AP)
As India are gearing up for the four Tests against West Indies, head coach Anil Kumble made it clear that all players will be given the opportunity to prove their worth. (Photo: AP)
However, it looks like during the training session, some of the players failed. (Photo: AP)
However, it looks like during the training session, some of the players failed. (Photo: AP)
On one occasion, after the yoga session, the former India skipper took the whole team out to Alur ground, a place situated approximately 40 kilometres from Bengaluru for a unique test. (Photo: AP)
On one occasion, after the yoga session, the former India skipper took the whole team out to Alur ground, a place situated approximately 40 kilometres from Bengaluru for a unique test. (Photo: AP)
All the players were asked to dress up in whites as if they are playing an actual Test match and report to the ground. (Photo: AP)
All the players were asked to dress up in whites as if they are playing an actual Test match and report to the ground. (Photo: AP)
Many fans gathered around to see what was going on. (Photo: AP)
Many fans gathered around to see what was going on. (Photo: AP)
Kumble then threw a challenge to the Indian batsmen by asking them to remain at the crease for at least an hour and the bowlers were challenged to scalp as many wickets as possible. Fielding was set and scoreboard was also installed. (Photo: AP)
Kumble then threw a challenge to the Indian batsmen by asking them to remain at the crease for at least an hour and the bowlers were challenged to scalp as many wickets as possible. Fielding was set and scoreboard was also installed. (Photo: AP)
But to Kumble’s disappointment, all the batsmen went without finishing the task. (Photo: AP)
But to Kumble’s disappointment, all the batsmen went without finishing the task. (Photo: AP)
Virat Kohli, who has been in terrific form, was dismissed twice within an hour by Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo: AP)
Virat Kohli, who has been in terrific form, was dismissed twice within an hour by Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo: AP)
The only batsman who survived the one-hour challenge was Rahane. (Photo: AP)
The only batsman who survived the one-hour challenge was Rahane. (Photo: AP)
Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Ishant Sharma. KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were run out in the outing. (Photo: AP)
Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Ishant Sharma. KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were run out in the outing. (Photo: AP)
Shikhar Dhawan also followed in Kohli’s footsteps. Murali Vijay too didn’t manage to complete the task at the crease. (Photo: AP)
Shikhar Dhawan also followed in Kohli’s footsteps. Murali Vijay too didn’t manage to complete the task at the crease. (Photo: AP)
The result may raise plenty of questions but Team India do have time when they step foot on Caribbean soil. The boys will play two practice matches. (Photo: AP)
The result may raise plenty of questions but Team India do have time when they step foot on Caribbean soil. The boys will play two practice matches. (Photo: AP)