A Maori welcoming ceremony involves speeches, dancing, singing and the hongi in the end.
The BCCI tweeted about the traditional welcome the side received at Mount Maunganui.
📸 📸 Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s traditional welcome at Mt. MaunganuiImage Courtesy: Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media… https://t.co/ovSIEnXPcB
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1668849577000
Seeking some game time, the Indian team is expected to face a tough challenge from New Zealand in the second T20 International here on Sunday.
The series-opener in Wellington was abandoned due to inclement weather and the Indian players are looking for some action in the second game, though the forecast is not too great.
A lot of senior players, such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, are not part of the touring party.