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Made the most of last off day

cricket Updated: May 12, 2009 03:13 IST
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After the win last night, it was a quiet Monday for most of us in Johannesburg. We will be travelling to Durban on the morrow for our next game against the Deccan Chargers on Wednesday.

As planned, Dirk Nannes and his family accompanied my family to a lion park 20 minutes away from where we are staying. It was time well spent and we enjoyed watching the lions. As I have already said, most people from New Zealand do not get to see a lot of wildlife, so it was exciting for us.

To see the lions in a relatively natural environment was interesting. Some others like Dinesh Karthik and his wife and a few of the younger guys went to the Sun City. I have been there before, it’s an amazing place and I am sure they would have enjoyed themselves.

The guys who went for the rugby game between the Cheetahs and Bulls came back impressed with the atmosphere at the venue and just how well the Bulls played. It is an amazing ground and the guys got enough time to see some exciting rugby.

For the Indians who went to watch, AB de Villiers was their guide and explained to them how the game is played. AB hails from here so he kept everyone clued on what was happening in the game.

In many ways, this was our last day off on this trip and everyone tried to make the most of it. After this, the focus will be on making it to the semifinals. So, before that it is a good time to unwind and prepare for the final stretch of this wonderful tournament.

And yes, before I forget, do not forget to visit a lion park here. That’s the highlight of being here in Africa.