Team India meets Austrailian PM for tea session, Dhoni not to be seen

  • PTI, Sydney
  • Updated: Jan 01, 2015 18:14 IST

The touring Indian cricketers and their home team counterparts were hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for an afternoon tea at his official residence on the New Year's Day on Thursday.

Players from both sides posed for the official photo session with Abbott at Kirribilli House, the PMs' second official residence.

Dressed in their casual Team India T-Shirts and trousers, the players were photographed with Abbott with the BCCI posting the pictures on its Twitter handle.

"The Indian cricket team was hosted for afternoon tea by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the first day of the new year, on Thursday," the BCCI said.

There was another photograph of the newly-appointed Indian captain Virat Kohli, his Australian counterpart Steven Smith and Abbott.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - who retired from Tests after the Melbourne match - was not seen in any of the photos posted. It remains unclear whether he attended the event or not.

India and Australia will play their fourth and final Test here from January 6.

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