Australia's cricketers go walkabout with lions
Filling the hours and days between games can often be quite a chore for cricketers on tour, but the Australian A squad have been treated to some remarkable experiences on their trip to Zimbabwe. Ahead of the four-day game against Zimbabwe XI in Harare, they spent a day and a half at Antelope Park in the central highveld, Mitchell Starc describing the experience of walking through the bush with lion cubs in his tour blog.
Such an amazing, beautiful animal, these two lion cubs played with each other, climbed trees and wandered through the bush as we walk side by side with them. The experience is definitely one I’m sure none of us will ever forget. After all who can say they’ve walked through the bush side by side with the King of Beasts!
Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town