This is the 16th day in the past 64 days of the tour when players turned their backs on bat and ball.
Brisbane: Team India on Thursday chose to stay locked inside their hotel rooms, making it the 16th day in the past 64 days of the tour when the players turned their backs on bat and ball. Out of 64 days, 22 days have been spent on the cricket field, 10 days were set aside as travelling days, while just 16 days for practice sessions.
Earlier on the tour Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, had asserted, "Our practice sessions are long. We spend close to four hours practicing every day."
Most of the players on Thursday were busy with their X-box and Playstations, while others were busy reading what was being written about them back home.
As Team India failed to turn up for the net session, the fans that came to watch them practice ahead of Sunday's encounter with Australia were left disappointed.
The team is due to practice on Friday and locals would get another chance to cheer their heroes and grab a photo or an autograph. India have so far won two matches, lost one and tied another against Sri Lanka to top the CB Series leader-board with 10 points.