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Team India go trekking after Pune stumble

Last updated on: February 28, 2017 11:25 IST

India captain Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Abhinav Mukund pose for a selfie

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Abhinav Mukund pose for a selfie. Photograph: R Ashwin/Instagram

The 333-run loss against to Australia in the first Test has made Virat Kohli and his boys philosophical!

To keep their minds off the Pune disaster, the team went on a hike at Tamhini Ghat on Monday, and the trek to the Western Ghats seemed to have brought out their inner Platos and Ramanujas.

Virat Kohli in a pensive state as he soaks in the surroundings

IMAGE: Virat Kohli in a pensive state as he soaks in the surroundings. Photograph: Virat Kohli/Twitter

Kohli, Ravinchandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja posted pictures of their adventures across social media platforms.

Admiring the breathtaking view, Kohli posted a picture of himself deep in thought and accompanied it with a few meaningful words: “Everyday is a blessing and an opportunity. Be grateful and keep moving ahead.”

Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ravichandran Ashwin strike a pose

IMAGE: Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ravichandran Ashwin strike a pose. Photograph: R Ashwin/Instagram

Ace spinner Ashwin was also in a contemplative mood as he posted photos on Instagram.

“Life throws you an opportunity to learn everyday. Learn and grow,” he wrote.

Ajinkya Rahane and wife Radhika are all smiles

IMAGE: Ajinkya Rahane and wife Radhika are all smiles. Photograph: Ajikya Rahane/Instagram

Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav took their wives along for the trek.

Rahane posted a picture with his wife Radhika on the summit and wrote on his Instagram page: “Seeing a sunset is so peaceful. #beautifulnature.”

Ravindra Jadeja with the national flag 

IMAGE: Ravindra Jadeja shows off his patriotic side. Photograph: Ravindra Jadeja/Instagram

Ravindra Jadeja had a winner up his sleeve, posing with the national flag on the summit. 

That the left-armer and his teammates can pull off a comeback in the series and once again keep the Indian flag flying high with pride, will be seen once the second Test kicks off in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Rediff Sports Desk