With the rain not allowing players of both India and Australia to practice ahead of the crucial second One-Day International at Eden Gardens, the players are making full use of the break.
Rain has lashed Kolkata since Sunday night (September 17), but instead of sitting idly in the hotel rooms, the players from both teams are making sure to explore the City of Joy. While a few Australian players like David Warner and James Faulkner enjoyed the day off by visiting a mall, some players spend their time indoors.
However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni used the break to hone his shooting skills. The former India captain visited the Kolkata Police Training school for a pistol shooting session on Wednesday (September 20). The Kolkata Police posted a video on its Facebook page, showing Dhoni doing some shooting practice.
“The great MS Dhoni takes some time off to practice his shooting skills at our state of the art shooting range this afternoon at Police Training School. His accuracy is breathtaking,” Kolkata Police wrote on Facebook.
According to PTI, a top Kolkata police official also said the World Cup-winning skipper not only did some shooting practice but also delivered a motivational talk for the Kolkata Police recruits.
“It’s great to host Dhoni for the second time. He’s an extraordinary marksman and inspired us all,” a Kolkata Police official who accompanied Dhoni is quoted as saying by PTI. “It’s a state of art shooting range at PTS and Dhoni shot both in the 10m and 25 ranges.”
Meanwhile, before visiting the Police Training School, Dhoni and his teammates had some fun with a football on the sidelines of a fully-covered Eden Gardens.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 20, 2017
Team India is currently leading the five-match series by 1-0 after winning the first game by 26 runs (DLS method) and will be keen to continue the winning streak on Thursday (September 21) too.