Durban, Dec 26: The Indian cricket team, touring
South Africa, enjoyed a multi-cultural evening of dance and
song at the home of the Indian Consul General here last night.
Skipper Rahul Dravid, in a brief address to about 140
guests at the party, said, "we are always pleased to play in
Durban because of the warm hospitality."
However, earlier, the captain had a bit of a tiff with a
local camerman, though it was amicably resolved.
As press photographers were jostling to take snaps of
Dravid, former captain Sourav Ganguly and some other players,
the skipper took exception to the camerman who asked two women
sitting at his table to stand behind him so that they could be
Dravid cautioned the photographer to first seek
permission because he (the photographer) did not know who the
Eventually, Dravid allowed him to take the photograph
with all of them seated.
The host of the evening, consul General Harsh Bhasin
Shringla said he was pleased to host the Indian team and hoped
that they would do just as well as they had in the first Test
at the Wanderers last week.
"We are honoured to have the entire cricket team and the
management here tonight," said Shringla.
The second Test between India and South Africa starts
here on Tuesday.