WION Web Team South Africa
Jan 20, 2018, 03.23 AM
Indian cricket team, who is on the tour of South Africa to play three test matches, six One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals, have already lost the Test series by 2-0.
Despite two consecutive loss to Proteas, few Indian players skipped a day of the training session for a small jaunt to the jungle safari in South Africa.
Although their location is not certain, but as per media reports, they went to Mabula game reserve which is located just two-and-a-half hours' drive from Johannesburg. It is said to be one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves, which is owned by absconding Indian businessmen Vijay Mallya.
He owns 99.5 per cent stake in the 25,000-acre game reserve, for which he paid $6 million.
The Indian cricketers even shared images on social media with Lion and Cheetah from their excursion.
Ravindra Jadeja posted a picture on Instagram quoting, "Sher ! Sher Hota hai, Chahe Sasan girmein ya Jobourg mein..Pinjare Mein Sher ko bahut log patharmartehain, Asli Mard Saamne Khadde Hote Hain."
The first Test was in Cape Town where both the teams struggled to score but it was South Africa which outplayed India and got the early lead.
The second Test was in Centurion and India again lost the match, though Indian skipper scored a massive century for the team in the first innings but rest of the batting order could not perform, at par.
The third and the final Test match is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg and will start from January 24.
Team India has already arrived there but before starting tough training session, the men in blue have found a way to cope up with the loss.