Dumbo goes for a stroll . . . on an elephant
AUSSIE pace tearaway Brett Lee has scared the living daylights out of the world’s best batsman. But nothing was quite as terrifying as this.
Ahead of their World Cup c l a s h a g a i n s t m i n n o w s Canada t oday, t he Australians took time out to explore India by visiting the Ba n n e r g h a t t a Bi o l o g i c a l Park in the garden city of Bengaluru.
While some of his teammates were happy to see white tigers from the safety of the safari bus, Lee ( pictured) got into the thick of the action, hopping aboard an elephant for the ride of his life.
The visit helped ease the boredom for the Aussies, who had played just one match in 15 days at the World Cup prior to their 60-run defeat of Kenya on Sunday.
" It was an awesome experience," Lee said.
" It’s nice to get out of the hotel. It’s important to get out and explore the country and see what India has to offer. Bangalore is a beautiful place.
" It’s the first time I’ve ridden an elephant. It was pretty terrifying at first, it was a wild elephant that had been tamed, it was quite exciting but scary as well.
" It would have been good to see Shaun Tait up there steering with his big feet.’’