February 13, 2009

India in New Zealand 2008-09

Leap as you would lead

Nishi Narayanan

After racing a plane, training with commandos, winning the Twenty20 World Cup and beating Australia in Australia, what can our bored hero do to spice up his life? How about jumping off a bridge? Should be easy now that Tourism Auckland has invited Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bungee jump off the Harbour Bridge as a way to “see the city in all its glory”.

Graeme Osborne, Tourism Auckland’s chief executive, said he wanted the Indian players to "experience the best of what Auckland has to offer” when they tour the city for a one-day game in March. But it’s a tall order since the Indian captain has confessed to being afraid of heights. Perhaps Virender Sehwag, his deputy, can step in instead.

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