Living it up off the field
We know what they did on the field. A cricketer is not just about his batting, bowling or those endless commercials when not playing. A look at what some of them have been upto, off the field, in this edition of the World Cup.
We know what they did on the field. A cricketer however, is not just about his batting, bowling or those endless commercials when not playing. A look at what some of them have been up to, off the field, in this edition of the World Cup.
A safari ride in Bangalore is perhaps the next best thing to one in Africa. At least Brett Lee seems to have this logic in mind as he enjoys the wildlife at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here. (Getty Images)
Now Ricky Ponting does not need a ride on the wild side more than he gets on the field and with television sets in the dressing room. Here, the Aussie skipper enjoys a quiet game of golf at the Karnataka Golf Course. (Getty Images)
Its not all about playing games though for the Aussies. A tour to the sub-continent can connect hearts as well. Just ask Shaun Tait who is seen here with his girlfriend Mashoom Singha. (Getty Images)
Graeme Smith too can relate with feelings beyond the platonic one with his willow. The South African skipper gets himself clicked at the Taj Palace in the Capital with girlfriend? Morgan Deane. (Getty Images)
And if you thought its all about lavish gatherings, you thought wrong. Smith returns to the ground to interact with HIV patients and share a few cricketing tips with them. (Getty Images)
Social responsibility is high priority with others as well. Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara is seen here with fellow cricketers at his former college to raise awareness on AIDS. (Getty Images)
Some others are making the most of their offbeat sessions, exploring what this part of the world has on offer. Take these South African players for instance. An auto ride becomes a joy ride for Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn in Bangalore. (Getty Images)
And it does not stop with the auto. A moustache as big as the one here, can be as fascinating perhaps, as any historical landmark and tourist attraction. (Getty Images)
The South African's continue to live it up as Henning Gericke and Morne van Wyke are seen here shopping for something more than just the usual green of their cricket jerseys on the field. (Getty Images)
But not all of the Protean players have an eye out on the finer things in life. JP Duminy works hard in the gym though music too, seems to be on his mind. (Getty Images)
And after all the fun and frolic, sometimes its just best to listen to your seniors and get those valuable tips. Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and former pacer Wasim Akram share a light moment on the sidelines of a match. (Getty Images)