India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Saturday cut a specially customized cake kept by the hotel authorities as a part of celebration of India's upcoming historic '500th Test' against New Zealand starting at the Green Park on September 22.
The New Zealand team will arrive on Monday.
The Indian players arrived in batches on Saturday for the Test match. The first ones to reach were Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja.
Skipper Kohli along with openers Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav arrived in the evening.
They were all accorded traditional welcome. After Kohli cut '500th Test' cake, birthday boy Ashwin, who turned 30 on the day also celebrated his birthday alongside teammates in the hotel lobby.
Indian team will have a light session at Green Park on Sunday.