Anushka Sharma

Do you know how Virat is enjoying his time off?

[caption id="attachment_64048" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Virat Kohli enjoying his leisure time Virat Kohli enjoying his leisure time[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Indian skipper Virat Kohli hardly gets time off the field due to the hectic schedule of the Indian cricket team. Now a days, he is enjoying with his wife, actress Anushka Sharma as he was rested for the ongoing T 20 tri series in Sri Lanka. The power couple got married in December last year just before the tour of South Africa.

Taking to Twitter, Kohli posted a photo which read: “Chilling and how! ”

Not only the skipper but also the players like MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are not part of the squad for the series.

Rohit Sharma is leading the team in absence of Kohli. Rohit already led the team in an ODI series against Sri Lanka in last year. Men in blue won two games and lost one in that series.

Team India had a long tour in South Africa since January this year. India has been playing non- stop cricket for last couple of years.

“What is the point of sending these cricketers after such a hectic South African tour,” a team source had said.

Skipper Rohit will be desperate to get back to form as a resurgent India look to set their record straight against hosts Sri Lanka in the third match of the Nidahas Tri-Series on Monday.

The stand-in skipper, possibly the most prolific white ball player after regular leader Virat Kohli, has gone off the boil since the start of the South Africa series.

He will like to score heavily to get his confidence back as he frets on whether he could give Rishabh Pant another game in the tournament. Touted as Dhoni's successor, Pant is yet to do justice to his immense potential till now. With someone like KL Rahul waiting for his chance, time is running out for the burly youngster from Rourkee.

Rahul's presence gives his skipper an option to use him as an opener and himself come at No 4, dropping Pant from the XI. It was not a perfect start for India's second string squad in the tournament as they lost by five wickets against the hosts in the opening match.

But the Rohit-led side bounced back strongly to beat Bangladesh by six wickets in their next match. So the match would provide India with a chance to make amends for the mistakes they committed against the Islanders in the opener.

The tournament is currently evenly poised as all the three teams have won a game each from two outings but Sri Lanka are leading the table on net run rate ahead of India and Bangladesh. But a win would take India to the top, dislodging the Lankans.

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