Kohli, Anushka leave business class seats for pacers

India captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma, gave up on their plush seats on the flight from Adelaide to Perth so that the quicks could travel comfortably.

India skipper Virat Kohli found a unique way to rest his fast bowlers ahead of the second Test in Perth.   -  AP

India skipper Virat Kohli found a unique way to rest his fast bowlers ahead of the second Test in Perth that starts Friday.

After the 31-run victory in Adelaide — where the pacers bowled 742 deliveries for 14 wickets between them — the captain ensured the quicks relax in the business class seats that offer better leg room and space.

India is travelling with five pacers on the tour; Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah turned out in Adelaide. Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were benched.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he witnessed Kohli and his wife, Anushka, give up on their seats for the pacers.

 

Australian sports journalist and commentator Neroli Meadows was also present in the flight.

 

Apparently, there were only 12 business class seats available on the flight.