VIDEO: Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid play ‘Footvolley’ as Team India takes part in a first training session ahead of SA Tests

Team India took part in its first training session since landing in Johannesburg as the sides prepares for the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.

Team India players played ‘Footvolley’ and engaged in low-intensity strength exercises as the side took part in its first training session since landing in Johannesburg on Thursday. The Indian team will return to action on December 26 when the side takes on South Africa in the first Test in Centurion.

The Indian players including Test captain Virat Kohli, as well as head coach Rahul Dravid and the members of the support staff, played ‘Footvolley’, while the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara were also seen indulging in stretching exercises.

Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid

The BCCI took to their official Twitter account to post the video.

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Team India’s strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai, during the video, said that the Indian players will take 2-3 days to adapt to the high-altitude conditions. 

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“We’ve had three days of hard quarantine in Mumbai, then a ten-hour long flight. Yesterday, too, we had a hard quarantine here. So, starting our skill sessions should’ve been a high risk for our guys. Today evening, we had a run, stretched out, squatted out, and this game (Footvolley) will help them bridge the gap between inactivity and skills. The schedule is such that we have to get going right away,” Desai said.

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