World Cup: Team India Bond Over Football Ahead of Quarter-Final
India have been unbeaten in the World Cup so far and looked a confident unit ahead of their quarter-final vs Bangladesh on Thursday. The defending champions looked at ease and played football during their training session.
Virat Kohli scores a goal as Suresh Raina looks on. India's cricketers played football and looked relaxed ahead of their quarter-final clash vs Bangladesh. (All Images Courtesy AFP)
Kohli heads the ball during a football match ahead of a training session in Melbourne on Tuesday. The No.3 batsman would be eager to get some runs in the knockout stages - he has been lukewarm after the hundred vs Pakistan in Adelaide.
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni fight for possession during a football game at the team's training session.
Raina shares a light moment with skipper Dhoni at the training session. The two had added an unbroken 196-run stand to help India cross the line vs Zimbabwe in their last league game.
Kohli shows off his skills as a footballer with India teammates watching in Melbourne. The dashing Delhi batsman owns a football team in the Indian Super League.
Indian cricketers Raina, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvenshwar Kumar and Ajinkya Rahane form a wall during the football game on Tuesday.
However, it wasn't all fun for the world champions. They trained hard with the cricket ball as well. India would know better than taking Bangladesh lightly. The Tigers had defeated the Indians in the 2007 World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan, India's leading run-scorer in World Cup 2015 so far, takes a catch during training in Melbourne on Tuesday.