IND vs PAK: Pakistan won the hearts of Indian players, even in the midst of violence and fighting, hospitality like kings in Lahore
India’s team of 32 players reached Pakistan via Wagah border to participate in the bridge tournament in Lahore.
Imran Khan Arrest: The situation in Pakistan is very violent at this time. After the arrest of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, there is chaos in the country. Clashes between Imran Khan and supporters are taking a violent form. In the midst of this violent atmosphere, India’s bridge team of 32 players got stuck in Lahore. Although the organizers took full care of the Indian players.
Full care was taken of the players
The players in the team told that they were quite surprised and happy to see the way they were taken care of there. They didn’t feel unsafe. Among the players who reached Lahore were Kiran Nadar, wife of HCL founder Shiv Nadar, and veteran player Rajeshwar Tiwari.
Indian team reached Pakistan from Wagah border
Talking about his experience in Pakistan, Tiwary said that the organizers took care that the Indian players feel safe at the Pearl Continental Hotel. Rajeshwar Tiwari told that he was made to feel very special as soon as he crossed the Wagah border. The President of Pakistan Bridge Federation himself came to the Wagah border to receive the players of the team.
Indian players were surprised by the hospitality
He said, ‘The level of competition was not very high but Pakistan has not shown such hospitality in any other foreign tour. We are also known for our hospitality but we will not be able to do as much as they did. All our needs were taken care of. A guest relations manager was hired especially for us.”
Full care taken of security
The commandos accompanied the players wherever they went. Rajeshwar Tiwari further said, ‘While living in Lahore, we went to visit Lahore 3-4 times. We were asked to stay inside the hotel only on Thursdays and Fridays other than that the whole experience was very special. Teams from UAE, Jordan, Bangladesh and Palestine participated in this tournament.