The Indian cricket team, that has arrived in the Tamil Nadu capital, for the fifth and final Test match against hasn't stepped outside the hotel.
As the ground hasn't yet dried up following heavy rains triggered by the cyclone which lashed the Tamil Nadu capital on Monday evening (Dec 12), cricketers haven't yet started practice sessions in the field.
The cyclone has also affected the internet and telecommunication services in the state as well.
In the absence of WiFi and and mobile networks, Virat Kohli and company passed their day playing video games.
The BCCI, on its Twitter and Instagram handle, shared the images of Test skipper Virat Kohli and his teammates playing FIFA on the video game.
In the images Virat, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Karun Nair could be seen playing the video games.
The fifth and final Test match between India and England will start as per schedule on December 16 at the Chepauk despite the severe cyclone Vardah.
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association secretary Kashi Viswanathan said that although centre strip and the outfield have not been affected by the cyclone, the sight screen has been badly damaged, the bulbs of the floodlights blown off, a number of air-conditioners also got damaged and those need to be set in order in the next two days.
Here's how cricketers are passing their days and how the Chepauk Stadium looks like after cyclone:
Cricketers playing video game at hotel
Virat Kohli, Karun Nair, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara playing video game.
Cricketers playing FIFA
In this image the cricketers could be seen playing FIFA in the hotel room.
5th India-England Test is on in Chennai
"The assuring part is that the pitch and the outfield has not been affected by the cyclone. But sightscreen has been damaged. The bulbs have blown off, air conditioners damaged," TNCA said.
5th Test between India and England is on in Chennai
"There have been hundreds of tree trunks lying in the road leading upto the stadium. Our challenge is to set everything in order in the next two days. I am confident we will be able to set everything right," added TNCA.
Preparations are in full swing at Chepauk
Fortunately, the centre strip and the outfield have not been affected by cyclone Vardah.
Chepauk getting ready for 5th Test
The sight screen has been badly damaged, the bulbs of the floodlights blown off, a number of air-conditioners also got damaged and those need to be set in order in the next two days.