Selfies galore as Team India touches down in Sri Lanka for gruelling tour

first_imgIndia landed in Sri Lanka in the wee hours of Thursday to play 3 Test matches, 5 One Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in the Island nation. The tour starts with first Test at Galle from July 26.”That tour for us was a landmark tour because the players have matured from then on. It has been 24 months and players have matured from that but it was the start of the belief system that we can win in any conditions and we do have the side to win away from home,” India skipper Virat Kohli said in a press conference in Mumbai before boarding the flight to Sri Lanka.It was Kohli’s first major tour as captain of India’s Test side back in 2015 and almost two years later Ravi Shastri will take up his first assignment as coach of the Indian team.  India had lost the first Test at Galle , but the team’s resolve saw them come back stronger and wrap the three-match Test series, 2-1. The momentum form that series which hasn’t yet waned as Kohli has not lost a single Test series since.”We have created a culture that we can win a Test of a series in any condition. The mindset was immediately to win the series and losing the first Test came as a shock to us but the way we bounced back was only because of the team culture that we had created,” said Kohli at the press conference.But a lot has transpired since India last toured Sri Lanka. India are the number one Test side in the world  on the back of a hugely successful marathon 13-Test home season. But Kohli’s men  know that the true  ‘Test’ starts with the beginning of the away tours, with stops at South Africa, England and Australia until 2018. Cricket like it always does, has come full circle as India look forward to march on in their domination of the gentleman’s game.advertisementlast_img