Indian Test team, along with skipper Virat Kohli, arrived in Rajkot for the first Test of the five-match series against England, which is scheduled to start at Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium at Khandheri from November 9.
The whole team except Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya arrived here around 8.25 am, SCA media manager Himanshu Shah said. As Jadeja and Pujara are local players while Pandya will come by road and join the team soon.
Kohli has turned 28 today, is bound to celebrate his birthday with the team at Hotel Imperial. His rumoured girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma also accompanied Kohli, Shah said.
When the team arrived at the Rajkot airport, a bunch of fans had gathered there, with gifts and cakes for Kohli.
Meanwhile, a large number of cricket lovers also gathered at the Rajkot airport with cakes and gifts for Kohli. The Indian skipper directly departed to the team hotel along with Anushka.