The Indian cricket team was invited for a cruise ride along Sydney Harbour by the India’s High Commission. They also organized a dinner for the team, which came as a welcome break from the on-field travail.
The Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a report that The Men in Blue were hosted in Sydney by the Indian High Commission on January 4th evening. They also hosted a cruise ride along the Sydney Harbour on ‘Showboat’ with, Mr. Biren Nanda, who is the high commissioner welcomed the team.
Mr. Biren Nanda sermonized the gathered group, complimenting the Indian cricket team for the fight it has shown in the three Tests of the series against Australia so far and wished it all the best for the long tour and also wished for the upcoming International cricket Council World Cup.
The Australian team are already in the driver’s seat in the series leading with 2-0 after the 3rd Test ended in a draw in MCG. The 4th and last Test is going to start at Sydney. Rookie skipper Virat Kohli said on behalf of his team when he thanked the High Commission for the delightful cruise ride.
Kohli was quoted in saying:
“We are delighted to be on this cruise. It is very different from the usual High Commission functions.”
Kohli also said that he stands there very proud of the way they have played till now in the series and the character the team has shown. All 3 Tests could have gone either way. He expected that they would continue to perform like this in the future as well.
The players interacted with other guests, signing autographs and posing for photos.
After the speeches and exchange of banter, the guests were seated down for dinner party. After a joyful ride of about 1 hour and 30 minutes, the ship docked on the Sydney Harbour and the team got back to the hotel.
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