After having retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 with an unassailable 2-0 lead, the Indian cricket team is now looking forward to locking horns with Australia in the 3rd Test match.
Indian wicketkeeper-batter Kona Srikar Bharat was seen sweating it out ahead of the third Test match. In a video shared by the BCCI on Tuesday, Bharat can be seen practicing ahead of the Indore Test match.
KS Bharat, who impressed one and all with his performance behind the stumps in the first two Tests, was seen doing different drills to tackle India’s high-quality spinners R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel. With the way Bharat was practicing for spin bowlers, one can easily guess how the pitch is going to behave in the 3rd Test match, which will take place in Holkar Stadium in Indore on Wednesday.
The Indian coaching staff made him practice low bounce, turning, and faster deliveries which can fox not only the batters but also the keeper-batter standing behind.
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Keeping it safe – the @KonaBharat way! 👌👌#TeamIndia | #INDvAUS | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/ea2g2LGiwm
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 28, 2023
KS Bharat, who has been a part of the Test side for the last 12 months, the Indian keeper finally got to make his debut in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series with Rishabh Pant recovering from the injuries he sustained during a car accident in December.
In the Delhi Test, Bharat played a crucial cameo in India’s chase of 115 runs. He played a superb knock of 23 off 22 balls, comprising three fours and a six.
Meanwhile, talking about his knock in Delhi Test, Bharat, while talking to the media said: “I enjoyed whatever I did in Delhi. My job was to keep it simple. You just need to back your defence, the wickets are not unplayable. You apply yourself, back your defence and there is definitely scope for batters to score.”
Bharat has been given a tough job of keeping wickets with the skilfull Ashwin and Jadeja in operation. Speaking about the same, Bharat said:
“They are top-class spinners. It is not easy keeping but keeping in domestic cricket all these years has helped.”