Ater many years enjoying tour games the world over, the game in New Delhi 2001 was our first 'in-ground, in-seat service'. Shortly after our arrival, the waiter came to collect our order to kick-start our day.
Indian streetlife is filled with colour, noise, and wonderment. Around all corners you see things (like this sign) that make you twist your head like a curious pooch hearing 'His Masters Voice' from the gramophone.
There are many facets of India that cause one to chuckle for no more reason than Indians say or display things differently. When on an Australian Cricket Tour To India, keep an open mind and your camera ready!
Feb 14, 2001, WavingTheFlag.com went live. Created to present Australian Cricket Tours from our side of the fence, we shared tour reports, diaries, images, and postcards from an incredible cricket world. This was our first postcard!
Watching South Africa play in Karachi (28/01/21), celebrating test cricket's return to Pakistan reminds me of the Australian Cricket Tour of Pakistan 1998 and time in Karachi. It was ambush marketing by definition.
The Pakistan India border closing 'beating retreat' at Wagah/Attari is a ferocious nightly event witnessed by more people than any other military ritual. A 1-hour parade of parochial pride, culminates in the lowering and folding of each nation's flag.
'Jingle Buses' and 'Jingle Trucks' of Pakistan are a sight to behold and delight to hear as they melodically travel the roads of this amazing cricket country. The term comes from the 'Jingle' of steel discs and pendants, that hang underneath, dragging along the roads.