Pak players want time out
A stroll at the historic Chandni Chowk, watching Bollywood movies and enjoying Indian delicacies are among those which Pakistani athletes want to experience if they get time off their hectic Commonwealth Games schedule.india Updated: Oct 06, 2010 02:26 IST
A stroll at the historic Chandni Chowk, watching Bollywood movies and enjoying Indian delicacies are among those which Pakistani athletes want to experience if they get time off their hectic Commonwealth Games schedule.
"My wife has asked me to bring a saree from India and I will buy it from Chandni Chowk. Even I want to watch Ranbir Kapoor's 'Anjana Anjani'. Let us see, when would I get some time off," Pakistan's star hockey player Rehan Butt said.
His teammate Abdul Hasim Khan said, "There is not much of difference between Indian and Pakistani markets, but I would like buy something special to take it home."
The players said it would not be tough to roam in Delhi markets as they have been in the city before. They are also happy with the security in the national capital.
They, however, felt that there was lack of Bollywood stars at the opening ceremony.
"We heard that Shah Rukh Khan will be at yesterday's opening ceremony, but he was not there. Had he there, it would have been more enjoying," Rehan said.
The Pakistanis also felt that they enjoyed the ambiance of Commonwealth Games more than the Beijing Olympic Games. They also praised the design of Games Village which was earlier said to be filthy and unlivable.
"There was a lot of problems to us at the Beijing Olympics, but here we had no complaints regarding arrangements at the Games village," they said.
They also promised hockey enthusiasts of "a top class Indo-Pak match on October 10" saying the encounter would bring "the best" of Asian hockey.
The Pakistani palyers are also hoping to catch up on some good Bollywood movies if they get time. Food is another thing that they’ll love to eat what with so many eateries around.
First Published: Oct 06, 2010 01:17 IST