IND vs AUS 2023: ‘Unhappy’ Team India Players Forced To Stay In Hotel Leela In Noida, Here’s Why
Feb 16, 2023 at 10:28 AM
India and Australia are currently gearing up for the second Test of the ongoing four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The hosts are currently leading the series after winning the series-opener at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
India thoroughly dominated the first Test as they wrapped it up inside three days. The Rohit Sharma-led side thrashed the visitors by an innings and 132 runs to take the lead in the series. India outplayed Australia with both bat and ball in Nagpur.
After losing the toss, the home side bowled out Australia for just 177. In reply, India posted a big score of 400 with skipper Rohit Sharma hitting a classy fifty and Ravindra Jadeja (70) and Axar Patel (84) scoring fifties. In the second innings, India bowled out Australia for just 91 inside a session to register a comprehensive win.
Team India forced to stay at new hotel:
Team India’s sojourn in Delhi did not start on the best of notes as they were forced to stay at a hotel where they do not stay normally. When in capital, Team India normally stays at the ITC Maurya or the Taj Palace.
Team India, however, have been forced to stay at Hotel Leela in Noida for the upcoming Test. As per media reports, the players were not happy with their stay in Hotel Leela.
Indian Players Are Not Happy With Their Stay In Delhi, Earlier They Used To Stay In ITC Maurya.
Not Happy With Location Of Hotel.
Not Happy With Hotel As Well.
Can’t Name The Hotel, Security Reasons.
— Vaibhav Bhola 🇮🇳 (@VibhuBhola) February 15, 2023
And the reason behind the team not staying in their usual location is the ongoing G20 summit as well as the marriage season. According to a report from The Times of India, the summit and the wedding season has led to a paucity of bulk hotel rooms in five star facilities across Delhi. As a result, the team had to find a hotel in Noida.
Calling the stay in Hotel Leela as an unavoidable situation, a BCCI official told the news outlet: “The hotel is fantastic and facilities are nice. It’s an unavoidable situation and hence the shift.”
Meanwhile, star batsman Virat Kohli has been staying at his home in Gurugram after the team arrived in Delhi. The former India skipper has taken permission from the team-management to stay at his home for a couple of days. He will join his teammates at the hotel from Thursday, a day before the second Test gets underway.