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How they spent time after Mohali Test: India players have a blast at Yuvraj's wedding, England chill in Dubai

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The Indian Test team celebrated its victory over England in the third Test by letting their hair down at the wedding celebrations of star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh right after the Mohali game ended, while the English players headed to Dubai to rest and recuperate.

Captain Kohli led India to an eight-wicket win in the third Test which gave the hosts an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Hours after wrapping up the match inside four days, Kohli was also leading by example on the dance floor as the team members attended Yuvraj and Bollywood actress Hazel Keech's sangeet and mehendi ceremony in Chandigarh on November 29.

The couple tied the knot the next day at a Gurudwara in Fatehgarh Sahib, and then had another wedding ceremony in Goa on December 2 which saw the likes of Kohli and Rohit Sharma in attendance.

Kohli, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Anushka Sharma in Goa, and Rohit with his wife Ritika, were among the host of other celebrities who attended the second wedding ceremony which took place according to Hindu rituals.

Kohli and Anushka were unstoppable on the dance floor and were both seen shaking a leg with the bride and the groom.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, who hammered 90 and picked four wickets to win the man-of-the-match award in Mohali, was busy with his sister's wedding in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Jadeja attended Yuvi's wedding on Friday and was back home to join the celebrations the very next day.

Alastair Cook's men on the other hand, chose to spend their mid-tour break in Dubai with their families. The squad have permission to spend five days away from the tour with most, including Cook, first teeing off on the golf course in Chandigarh before heading to the middle east for a much-needed break.

England batsmen have struggled to cope with the Indian spinners and pacers alike on this tour, even though the pitches in the first-three games were in no way rank turners. In fact the 22-yard strips in Mohali and Rajkot, where the first Test was played, turned out to be good for batting. Poor-shot selection and lack of application from the visiting batsmen have led to their downfall so far.

England have also had to deal with injuries to its key players on this tour. Losing fast-bowler Stuart Broad in the third Test was a body blow for the visitors, while opener Haseeb Hameed broke the little finger on his left hand during the match. The 19-year-old has already gone back home to have a metal plate fitted on the damaged finger.

Rest assured both teams are using this rare time off to stay as away from cricket as possible and contemplate how they are going to go about their jobs when the fourth Test gets underway in Mumbai from December 8.

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