Star wives having a ball in Pak
While the Indian cricketers are busy finalising strategies and sweating it out in the nets, the better halves of some of these players are directing their energies elsewhere.india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 18:09 IST
While the Indian cricketers are busy finalising strategies and sweating it out in the nets, the better halves of some of these players are directing their energies elsewhere.
Shopping, sightseeing and savouring the local delicacies top the agenda of these star wives accompanying their famous husbands on this cricket tour.
So, we have a Mrs Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman and Agarkar keeping themselves busy by hanging out at up-market shops and eateries.
Tendulkar and Agarkar's wives arrived in Karachi on Thursday while the spouses of Dravid, Sehwag, Ganguly and Laxman had joined their husbands in Lahore and Faisalabad.
The wives spent most of their time in Lahore and Faisalabad, where the first two Tests were played, shopping at the famous bazaars and purchased different kinds of dresses, clothes, jewellery and antique items.
"The wives don't usually come to the ground, they prefer to stay back in the hotel and go out shopping or visit famous eateries or do some sightseeing," said an Indian team official.
Coach Greg Chappell is also accompanied by his wife who was spotted visiting the historical places in Lahore and Faisalabad as also some of the bazaars.
However, before venturing out in this port city, the special guests were given a security briefing for their stay in Karachi, a venue which was rejected by the Indian Cricket Board during the 2004 tour due to security concerns. However, India did play a one-dayer during that series.