January 3, 2012

India in Australia 2011-12

India wait at the gates

Nikita Bastian

As India’s batsmen continue to struggle in Australia, most would agree they could do with a lesson in patience - in ‘playing the waiting game’. Well, the whole team was subjected to one prior to Monday’s pre-match function at the Kirribilli House (the official residence of the Australian Prime Minister in Sydney).

The Indians arrived early for the meet-and-greet with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, and were made to wait outside the gates. They turned up at 1.45pm, the newspaper reported, 15 minutes before the function was due to begin. However, it had been pushed to a 2.10pm start, and the receiving room and Gillard were not quite ready. So a short wait in the afternoon sun followed, before the players were cleared by security.

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