Amid Omicron threat, Team India landed in Johannesburg to play three-match Test series against the Proteas. The first test starts on December 26 in Centurion.
BCCI on Friday posted a video of their journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg on social media
“From Mumbai to Jo’Burg! Capturing #TeamIndia’s journey to South Africa,” the BCCI captioned the video.
In the video, the Indian players looked in a jovial mood, especially skipper Virat Kohli, who can be seen teasing pacer Ishant Sharma.
In the video, Virat exchanged friendly banter with Ishant saying he is ready to travel anywhere in the world as long he has his suitcase with him. The pacer then asks him not to tease him, especially in the morning.
Other than Kohli and Ishant, head coach Rahul Dravid can also be seen sharing a laugh with Shreyas Iyer.
Rohit Sharma, who was appointed as the new Test vice-captain, has been ruled out of the Test series due to a left hamstring injury. He has been replaced by Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal.
The first Test will begin on Boxing Day at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The second and third Test will be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town, respectively