Team India's time away from cricket

All-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Shikhar Dhawan indulged their passion for speed by riding the rapid waves on a jet ski.

The Indian players put their feet up in Antigua.   -  Hardik Pandya/Twitter

It has been, what many would call, a long-winding trip for the Men in Blue and what better way to unwind than spend some quality time away from cricket.

Virat Kohli and his team did just that as they played a round of volleyball near the shore on their day off in Antigua.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Shikhar Dhawan indulged their passion for speed by riding the rapid waves on a jet ski while Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav savored delicacies at a beach resort.

The last month has been a turbulent period for this young unit, with a loss to arch-rival Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, still fresh in the minds of the players as well as the fans.

To add to the pressure, the unceremonious exit of former coach Anil Kumble has ensured that the spotlight remains on the team. Even for a player of Kohli's calibre, any chance to switch off from the game mode must be a welcome break.

With the players practically living out of a suitcase for most part of the year, this experience would have surely revitalized the spirits ahead of the third ODI against West Indies.

 

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