After their incredible victory at Adelaide to level the series 1-1, team India cricketers took some time off ahead of the Third ODI match and reached Melbourne park to catch up on some live Australian Open tennis action. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Vijay Shankar were present at courtside to watch Rafael Nadal in action.
Rohit posted the video of their visit on Instagram to give his fans a glimpse of the venue.
Karthik’s 57-run-stand with Dhoni helped India get over the line in a 299 chase with four balls to spare. Earlier, it was India captain Virat Kohli who set it up with a brilliant 104 off 112 balls. It was his 39th ODI ton.
While the Men in Blue had a good outing on the cricket field, the Indian tennis contingent had a day to forget as their challenge at the men’s doubles event of the Australian Open came crashing down in a single day with three pairs suffering first-round defeats on Wednesday.
The 15th seeded Indian team of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan lost 1-6, 6-4, 5-7 to the unseeded Spanish pair of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while veteran Leander Paes and his partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela saved a few match points but eventually lost 5-7 6-7(4) to American-Kiwi combo of Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak.