Gambhir enjoys 'perfect holiday' on the fast lane

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Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:10 [IST]
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Gautam Gambhir on the fast lane

Mumbai, Jun 26: After driving Kolkata Knight Riders to the Indian Premier League's (IPL) fifth edition title in May, Gautam Gambhir is experiencing the thrills of driving an SUV in Austria where he is enjoying a "perfect holiday."

The KKR captain is on his maiden trip to Austria, a PTI report said on Monday. He visited the headquarters of Red Bull in Salzburg.

The left-handed batsman enjoyed a 4x4 SUV drive along the off-road course at the Red Bull Ring in Speilberg. He later took off in a helicopter from Hangar 7, in Salzburg. Hangar 7 is owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz and is a multifunctional building with a collection of historical planes, formula one cars and helicopters.

"After the end of the IPL season and especially after winning it, this certainly was the perfect holiday," said Gambhir.

The batsman from Delhi, enjoyed a magnificent IPL 5 and gave KKR their maiden title success. They defeated Chennai Super Kings in Chennai on May 27.

"When you visit a place after doing really well in your profession and the place is completely opposite to what you get back home, it's a great relief. I am very happy and completely relaxed after the whole IPL craziness," he added.

He said that being on the helicopter for the first time was an "outstanding experience."

"Oh it's been an outstanding experience, being on the helicopter for the first time. There was one spin over the headquarters which was a little scary, but otherwise as I said, the first experience was fantastic. It's been a relaxing few days. Now I head back home, for some training sessions to get ready for the long season that starts in July," he said.

Indian cricketers are enjoying a break at the moment and their next assignment is in Sri Lanka from July 22. They play five One Day Internationals and one Twenty20.


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