Indian team pays a visit to orphanage

Published: Thursday, April 1, 2004, 21:08 [IST]
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Multan:The first cricket Test might have brought them a historic victory but the Indians are determined to retain a sense of perspective.

Immediately after their innings and 52-run victory, their first in Pakistan, the Indian team on Thursday paid a visit to an orphanage, called 'SOS Village' near Multan.

The players spent about half an hour with the children who entertained them with cultural programmes.

The team members mingled freely with the inmates and signed a few cricket memorabilia that would be auctioned later to raise funds.

India registered their first win in Pakistan since their first visit in 1954-55 when they drew a five-Test series 0-0.

They had played 20 Tests before, of which they lost five and drew 15.

Rahul Dravid, who led the team in the absence of Sourav Ganguly, had said after the match that the players were ecstatic after the win but would not be carried away by it.

"Of course we will be celebrating the win. But our feet will be firmly on the ground. The series is not over and Pakistan is a great side. We would be continuing in the same vein," Dravid had said after India recorded one of his greatest wins.

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