Team India, who are currently involved in a bilateral series against England, are staying in Ahmedabad in a bio-secure bubble as part of the protocols. Some of the players have been in bio-bubble for almost six months now as they have been travelling and shifting from one bubble to another, first for the IPL in the UAE, then to Australia and now at home for the England series.
Thus, the Hyatt Regency hotel in Ahemdabad and its staff have taken it upon themselves to make the cricketers and their families feel at home, despite being away from their homes.
The hotel and the staff have arranged special nameplates for the cricketers to put outside their rooms with their names, giving them a feeling of home instead of a Room No. Not just the players’ names, the staff has also put up the names of the players’ families including children. For e.g., outside skipper Virat Kohli‘s room, there are three nameplates, that of Virat, his wife and actor Anushka Sharma and their two-month old daughter, Vamika.
Not just the nameplates, the rooms have personalised cushions, the key cards have local designs on them featuring textiles of the state.
Not just Kohli, India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has also travelled with his wife Natasa Stankovic and his son Agastya. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma too is travelling alongside his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira.
India are currently involved in the five-match T20I series, which will be followed by a three-match ODI series to be held in Pune.