Sachin and family enjoy ride in 'shikara'

Chandigarh, Nov 7 (UNI) Just hours before going to serious business, a few cricketers from India and Pakistan found time for sight seeing and shopping.

Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, along with his wife Anjali, daughter Sarah and son Arjun, went to Sukhna Lake and enjoyed the ride in 'shikara'. They also went to the Rock Garden, created by Nek Chand.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and Rohit Sharma were invited to a sports equipment shop in Sector 22.

Pakistani cricketers - Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Rehman and Salman Butt went to the main shopping centre of Chandigarh, Sector 17 where they purchased shoes and clothes.

The Punjab Cricket Association has turned into a fortes with the presence of a large number of people in khaki.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made. Residents living near the PCA Stadium have been complaining of harassment. They are allegedly finding it difficult to reach their homes.

Tennis sensation Sania Mirza arrived this afternoon to watch the India-Pakistan day and night ODI. After checking in she went to the CLTA Tennis Stadium in Sector 10 where she had played a number of tournaments. She was at the CLTA after a gap of six years. She interacted with the sub-junior players and answered their questions. One kid asked, when did she start playing tennis to which her answere was when she was six years old.


Story first published: Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 21:36 [IST]
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