Rain is always a problem in Caribbeans and the Indian players certainly know it better. The Men in Blue are currently in West Indies for a limited-overs series and it has been marred by rain, so far.
The first game in Trinidad was washed out after the rain stopped play when India was batting in the first innings while during the second game also they lost seven overs. But fortunately, the result came out in that game with India thrashing the hosts by 105 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Rain has not only affected the matches but also the practice session of the players. However, India skipper Virat Kohli is not too bothered for the team not being able to practice, as it would have liked ahead of Friday’s (June 30) third ODI in Antigua. Instead, the 28-year old feels his teammates can use the day to take their mind off from the game.
“It (rain) has been a bit on and off. The first game was interrupted by rain and in the second game, we almost had an interruption, glad that we could get a game. Here as well yesterday we had a practice session, but today the rain has interrupted. Tomorrow looks pretty good weather wise, should be able to get a complete game,” Kohli told the media on the pre-match day at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
“We have had enough practice leading up to this game with two games earlier and then a practice session yesterday, so we are not too bothered. I think it’s a good opportunity to have a day off and do something together as a team and enjoy whatever we have in our hand,” he added.