After Series Win Versus South Africa, Team India Goes on Tiger Safari
Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Varun Aaron enjoyed their time at the Pench wildlife sanctuary following India's series victory over South Africa in Nagpur.
Excitement, not in the ground, but amidst magnificent fauna in the lap of nature, got the better of a group of cricketers, as they visited wildlife sanctuaries near here, post the third match in the four-Test series between India and South Africa. (Video Courtesy: Ajinkya Rahane Instagram)
A video posted by Ajinkya Rahane (@ajjurahane) on Nov 29, 2015 at 4:56am PST
The third Test ended on the third day, thus giving the players ample time to explore the the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) and the Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary (UKWS) near Pench. Ajinkya Rahane, his wife Radhika, Cheteshwar Pujara, his wife Pooja, Murali Vijay and Varun Aaron enjoyed their time at the TATR and were delighted to sight tigers from close range. (Video Courtesy: Lokesh Rahul Instagram)
Lucky to witness this beauty or lucky to live to tell the tale.?? .. #dontcare unreal feeling to be so close to a tigress
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The cricketers and their WAGs were particularly thrilled at the sight of tigress 'Tara' and its majestic gait. They followed the big cat in their vehicle and captured the moments in their cameras and mobile phones. It was an unforgettable moment for the players in the Jamunbodi core area, Forest department officials said.
Pace bowler Varun shared his special moment on twitter when he came close to a Tiger.
When you get just a meter away from the beast...#majestic#tadoba pic.twitter.com/oxvBPyUhK7- Varun Aaron (@VarunAaron) November 29, 2015
Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock, Morne Morkel and Kyle Abbott sighted 'Jai', a big-sized tiger, and the most famous one in the UKWS. The teams are scheduled to leave on Tuesday for New Delhi for the fourth and final Test match of the series, starting December 3, Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) sources said.