Virat Kohli’s day out with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in sunny Dublin

first_imgVirat Kohli, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya chilled out together in scenic Dublin a day after India’s emphatic victory over Ireland in the first of a two-match T20I series.On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma smashed 94 while Kuldeep Yadav snared his career-best figures of 4/21 as India decimated Ireland by 76 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (74) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/38) also stood out with some impressive performances.After the final T20I vs the Irish on Friday, India will head over to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests.However, before the challenge of the England tour, Kohli, Pandya, Rahul and Manish Pandey took some time off to enjoy the sights of Dublin. The cricket superstars love to travel and take whatever chances they get to explore new places overseas.Beautiful day in Sunny Dublin. pic.twitter.com/fAGkBtLfcmVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 28, 2018On their tour of South Africa, several Indian players enjoyed safaris and went to the beach. This is a luxury none of India’s cricketers can afford in India. Given their stardom and maniacal fan frenzy, thousands throng malls, restaurants and any place where the likes of Kohli, Pandya, Rahul or MS Dhoni go to.India vs Ireland: Virat Kohli and Co. eye T20I series sweep vs IrelandIn fact, Kohli had to travel overseas and get married to Anushka Sharma in Tuscany to avoid the constant scrutiny in their personal lives.Recently, in an interview with India Today, Kohli said he could not relate to the fan frenzy in India despite 10 years as a top-flight cricketer.”I still can’t connect to it whether I do well or don’t do well. I go to four years before this where I was and where I come from and I still get uncomfortable when so much attention comes my way. As cricketers, people say a certain line we should not cross, it applies to people who do not admire you as well. So I feel sometimes there are two extremes,” he said.Meanwhile, it is certain that Rahul, who enjoyed a spectacular IPL season with Kings XI Punjab is certain to play on Friday. Soon after wrapping up an easy win over Ireland, Kohli said all the players will get a game in Ireland. It is also likely that the Indian team will continue with their experiments in the T20I series against England.advertisementlast_img read more