Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Rishabh Pant serve drinks during 5th T20I

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson like to be involved in the game in any way possible even when they are not playing for their respective countries.

Kohli and Williamson were seen helping out their teammates by serving drinks during the fifth and final T20I between India and New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Both captains missed the match – Kohli was rested while Williamson is out injured. Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian team in Kohli’s absence. Tim Southee took over the reins for the second match in a row due to Williamson’s injury.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a picture of the two captains with their practice vests on, sitting on the sidelines along with Rishabh Pant, who once again did not find a place in the Indian playing XI due to Sanju Samson’s inclusion.

India meanwhile, posted 163 for 3 on the board after Rohit Sharma opted to bat first in Mount Maunganui.

Rohit top-scored for his side with 60 off 41 balls but had to retire hurt on 60 off 41 deliveries (3×3, 3×3) after he suffered from cramps and initially decided to continue, only to soon realise he can no longer run.

But the dashing opener, batting at No.3, led from the front in the absence of Virat Kohli who was rested along with KL Rahul whose purple patch continued as he made 45 off 33 balls (4×4, 2×6) as India posted a challenging total.

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