Rajkot: Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, arrived in Rajkot on Saturday morning for the first game of the five-match Test series against England, starting at Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium at Khandheri from 9 November.
Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra arrived at Rajkot around 8.25 am along with Kohli and other team members, SCA media manager Himanshu Shah said.
Local players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have joined the team while Hardik Pandya would come by road and join the team within a couple of hours, Shah said.
Kohli, who turned 28 on Saturday, is likely to celebrate his birthday at Hotel Imperial where the Indian team has been put up. Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma accompanied Kohli, Shah said.
Meanwhile, a large number of cricket lovers gathered at the Rajkot airport with cakes and gifts for Kohli.
However, the Indian skipper headed straight to the hotel along with the actress.