World T20: Indian players relax before Australia face-off in Mohali

first_imgImagine Shikhar Dhawan lying down on a grass bank at one of the plush hotels in the metro cities of India as he speaks peacefully on his mobile phone. Stampede as fans swarm him for autographs or selfies is the very next thought that comes to mind. While such an image is unthinkable in the top cities of India – this was the exact scene at the team hotel in Mohali on Friday.The Indian cricketers had a peaceful time with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Team Director Ravi Shastri visiting the Chandigarh Golf Club late in the afternoon.Considering that the team hotel is outside the city, the security personnel in the city also heaved a sigh of relief when they came to known that the Indians wouldn’t be training.It is not often that Mohali is host to three high-profile cricket teams at the same time. But thanks to the scheduling of the World T20, the city is home to not only the Indian, but also the Pakistani and Australian teams. As expected, the security personnel had their hands full.Having reached the city on Thursday evening, after an eventful game in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Dhoni and his boys played a bit of Holi in the team bus itself before moving to their rooms and set Having reached the city on Thursday evening, after an eventful game in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Dhoni and his boys played a bit of Holi in the team bus itself before moving to their rooms and settling down for the night. Booked into the same hotel as the Australians, the Indian players looked relaxed as a few of them were seen walking lazily in the lobby on Friday morning.advertisementThe usual attention from the fans is obvious and the commandos closely guarding the players ensured that not many had the courage to approach the players for autographs or selfies.A member of the team management confirmed that there was no plan to watch the Australia-Pakistan game under one roof and players free to enjoy themselves.ALSO READ:Pre-tournament favourites India not real contenders to win World T20 yetIndia vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkarlast_img

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