Greater Noida: Savouring their stupendous series-win over Australia, six Indian cricketers, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, today spent time driving on the Buddh International Circuit in India’s only Formula One track.
Dhoni rode his `X132 Hellcat`, which he bought last year, on the 5.14km long circuit. The Indian captain is known for his passion for high-speed mean machines and even owns a team in FIM Supersport World Championship.
Batting legend Sachin Tendukar, who had waved the chequered flag during the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011, had a taxi ride as a BIC official drove him around the free-flowing circuit.
Paceman Ishant Sharma brought his own Audi RX5 while young batsman Virat Kohli also drove a sports car.
Spinner Pragyan Ojha rode Dhoni`s bike as well as drove Ishant`s car. Ajinkya Rahane also tasted high speed action.
Dhoni, who visited the BIC for the first, time rued his delayed visit to the circuit.
"It was an amazing experience. I think I am a bit late to come here. But surely I will come during the Super Sports series races. Driving the Hellcat was good but will bring a sports bike next time around," Dhoni said.
Kohli was also delighted as he said," It was one of the best experiences. I have never driven so fast."
The Indian team yesterday completed a historic 4-0 clean sweep over Australia by recording a six-wicket win in the fourth and final Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium.
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