Ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, many of the Indian cricket team players took a day off to visit the Blue Springs in New Zealand on Thursday.

Taking to its official Twitter handle, BCCI posted images of the cricketers enjoying a little leisure time. “A long walk by the Blue Springs and a whole lot of fun with the teammates, that’s how Team India spent the day off ahead of the Test series,” BCCI tweeted.

Among the players who were seen there were Test specialists Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav. Others included Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Mohammed Shami. Navdeep Saini and Jasprit Bumrah were also spotted alongside members of the team management.

Apparently, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had also gone with the team as Mohammed Shami shared a picture of him with the couple on his official Instagram page.


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Before the two-match Test series gets away, India will play a three-day warm-up match against New Zealand XI at the Seddon Park in Hamilton beginning on Friday.