Team India reach Dharamsala to undergo high-altitude training

Dharamsala: MS Dhoni-led Team India today reached the hill town Dharamsala to undergo intensive high-altitude training for the upcoming Nelson Mandela-Mahatma Gandhi series against South Africa.

The Indian squad has opted for a boot camp to get battle-ready for the upcoming series against South Africa which comprise of three T20 internationals, five One Day Internationals and four Test matches. The first T20 tie will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium on October 2.

On reaching here, Virat Kohli, India Test captain, on his official Instagram account posted a selfie where Mohit Sharma who is seen in the background.


The Team India has arrived two days before schedule, to get battle ready in a boot camp for the series against the Proteas. Led by MS Dhoni and director of cricket operations Ravi Shastri, the team arrived at Dharamsala by a charter flight at 11am and headed straight to the HPCA’s five-star resort, “The Pavilion”. After a brief rest, it gathered at the stadium and sweated out in a four-hour training session.

According to the HPCA spokesperson Sanjay Sharma, the team will undergo intensive high-altitude training during the two-day boot camp that involve obstacle courses, high-altitude trekking and barrier courses.

The training programme is based on the drills of the Indian Army,” he added.

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