5 crazy things done by cricketers on tours
While tours to other countries can prove to be a test of abilities, cricketers often use them for some enjoyment too.
It is never easy for cricketers to go out and perform at the peak of their abilities when travelling to another country. Acclimatising oneself to the alien conditions is of vital importance, irrespective of whether it is on or off the field. Apart from the cricket, a trip to another nation opens up a world of opportunities for players to explore new horizons and have some fun at the same time.
During and after tours, we often learn about some fun-filled adventures that cricketers from the visiting team embarked upon while they were in the host country. On quite a few occasions, these incidents turn out to be really crazy and present a different side of the players which not many may be aware of.
Here are some crazy things which cricketers have done on tours to other countries:
5. Australian cricketers enjoy a rainforest dip in the West Indies
Australia’s short trip to the West Indies last season saw them play 2 Tests, both of which they won quite convincingly. The first Test was played at the Windsor Park in Rosseau, Dominica, and the Aussies inflicted a crushing 9-wicket defeat over the hosts within a span of 3 days, leaving them ample time to relax and enjoy themselves.
Taking this opportunity, a bunch of players including Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle slipped away into a Dominican jungle in order to enjoy a tropical dip under the Trafalgar Falls. The group clearly had a good time during their adventurous trip and returned to wipe out West Indies in the second Test, too.