Dumbo goes for a stroll . . . on an ele­phant

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

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.’’

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