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Dhoni & Co kept waiting

India's cricketers were made to wait outside Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Sydney residence, Kirribilli House, prior to an official pre-match function on Sunday. HT reports.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2012 00:05 IST
HT Correspondent

Four years ago the New Year's Test in Sydney was one the most controversial ever in the game. This time, even before the action started, it emerged that India's cricketers were made to wait outside Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Sydney residence, Kirribilli House, prior to an official pre-match function on Sunday.

The team bus arrived 15 minutes before the function's original 2pm start, which was further pushed back to 2.10pm.

The PM's staff was not ready to receive the players and made them wait outside in the searing heat. After several minutes spent waiting, the players went back to the bus, parked outside the gate, before they were ultimately allowed through.