Watch: Pandya tries to troll Dhoni, gets schooled by former skipper
Hyderabad: Team India, on June 23, left for the 3-month UK tour featuring series against Ireland and England. However, rather than being tensed or worried ahead of the important series, the Men in Blue were having fun on the team's flight en route London.
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In an inflight video posted by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal are seen as the interviewer who went to every cricketer on board to have a bit of fun.
Pandya started with Virat Kohli and asked Indian skipper to take them on the streets of London as it is his third time in England. Interestingly, Kohli agreed to Pandya's request and promised to show the team around, especially KL Rahul, who has never been to England with the team.
Hardik and Yuzi then move on to Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey. After having brief interactions with these three, Hardik and Chahal head towards Dinesh Karthik, who was seen lying down and busy in his laptop, while trying to figure out the point of what the duo is doing.
The all-rounder then leaps past Karthik's seat to the other side of the cabin to chat with Rohit Sharma, who expresses delight in being back with the squad after missing the Afghanistan Test.
Towards the end, when Pandya approached MS Dhoni, he got the perfect response from the wicketkeeper-batsman even before he could ask any question.
Hardik says, "Hi Mahi bhai." Dhoni, still looking at the screen in front of him, offers him a chip and waves his hand, asking the youngster to move forward. Hardik accepts the chip, says 'Bye Mahi bhai', and walks away.
Team India’s UK tour is scheduled to begin on June 27 with a 2-match T20I series against Ireland. Both the matches will be played in Dublin. Post this series, India will take on England in a 3-match T20I series followed by a 3-match ODI and 5-match Test series.
India tour of England 2018 - Full schedule
1st T20I on July 3 at Old Trafford, Manchester
2nd T20I on July 6 at Sophia Gardens Cardiff
3rd T20I on July 8 at County Ground, Bristol
1st ODI on July 12 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
2nd ODI on July 14 at Lord's London
3rd ODI on July 17 at Headingley, Leeds
1st Test between August 1 and 5 at Edgbaston, Birmingham
2nd Test between August 9 and 13 at Lord's, London
3rd Test between August 18 and 22 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4th Test between August 30 and Sep 03 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton
5th Test between Sep 07 and Sep 11 at Kennington Oval, London