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Dhoni and Co take a trip to Manchester United football club

August 08, 2014 18:49 IST

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The Indian cricket team took a tour of 'Theatre of Dreams', home of Manchester United football club on Sunday.

A bus carrying team India arrived in the premises of the Old Trafford football ground on Sunday. The players got down and grouped at the entrance of the stadium and walked in through the tunnel to the sound of Fanfare for Rocky music.

The team was led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni an ardent Man U fan, and all the cricketers paid full attention to every word uttered by the tour guide.

The tour began from the Manchester United dressing room where the jerseys of the current team members were hung, marking their respective spots in the room.

Then came the time to enter the arena -- the Theatre of Dreams -- where the Red Devils show their daredevilry in front of over 67,000 adoring fans.

They then gathered for group photos in the Manchester United dugout and were given a special permission to set foot on the pitch.

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Image: The Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni and his teammates take a tour of Old Trafford ahead of the fourth cricket Test between England and India
Photographs: Manchester United/ Facebook

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The skipper took time to get himself clicked near the home-team dugout, and the others followed suit.

While the rest of the boys soaked in the atmosphere and captured the moments on their camera, Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir had long discussions with the authorities while they were being shown around.

The team then was taken to visit the Munich tunnel -- a place where the club has immortalised its players who lost their lives in the Munich air tragedy of 1958.

The guide walked them through the commemorative plaques and the eternal flame while giving out the details of the fatalities and survivors of that fateful flight.

From the stadium, the Indian team was taken to the Manchester United academy and training facility.


Image: India captain MS Dhoni speaks to the media at the Old Trafford football ground
Photographs: Manchester United/ Facebook

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