Bangalore, March 2: It's a popular notion that the Irish like to celebrate life with a pint of Guinness and a few distilled spirits. The Irish cricket team was all set to reinforce that myth by hitting pubs across Bangalore in celebration of their historic victory against England on Wednesday evening. But the city's stringent pub curfew played dampener to their plans.
Indeed, come rain, or sleet or an unprecedented victory by a minnows side against a cricketing super-power, Bangalore pubs still close at 11:00 pm sharp. With the match dragging on till past 10, the players would have had to shower, change and make a mad dash for last orders at the nearest watering hole. Not viable.
Not to be disheartened, the dashing bunch of Shamrocks did the next best thing. They settled for beers in their hotel room. Room service came to the lads' aid as liquor poured freely into the wee-hours of the morning.
Hopefully, the team will recover from their residual hang-overs by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around. They have another big match scheduled for then - taking on title-favourites and hosts India. Can Ireland start a little giant-killing streak here and or will India nip their plans in the bud?