Virat Kohli received the Player of the Year Award for 2017-18 before the commencement of warm-up match between England and Essex Second XI. He played consistent innings by slamming 68 off 93 balls when the Indian team is struggling at 44/3 by the end of 14 overs.
The Barmy Army supports the England cricket team by chanting and singing religious songs wherever England plays. They were often seen in the matches played by England overseas.
On the official Twitter account, the BCCI shared a tweet along with the picture of Virat Kohli receiving the award.
Say cheese 📸📸
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 25, 2018
In the warm-up game against Essex, India lost their top order batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara at the score of 29/2 and Murali Vijay strived hard to strengthen the position of the team by slamming a decent half-century. Ajinkya Rahane entered the crease and slammed 19 runs but could not encash the good start. Dinesh Karthik scored 82 runs and is still batting along with Hardik Pandya who scored 33 runs.
Dinesh Karthik slammed English pacers and seems to strengthen his position as the match finisher and KL Rahul seemed to bounce back by slamming 68 runs. Indians managed to score a decent total of 322/6 after the end of the first day by the fifties of four batsmen. Indians seem to bounce back and avenge their defeat in the ODI series by clinching the test series that will begin on 1st August 2018.