Reflecting on their back-to-back losses in the first two T20is of the series, while taking a break from training for the next matches, the visiting Bangladesh Cricket Team spent the day taking in Lahore’s culture as the side visited top traditional sites around the historical city. The day-long tour included a trip to stunning heritage sites such as the PC hotel lobby that the players enjoyed exploring, standing on luggage-transfer trolleys, pushed around by bellboys.
Players were also treated to the site of a 1922 Rolls Royce PC parked next to the Piano in the lobby, which they could sit in and pretend to drive while hotel staff made “vroom-vroom” noises to make the experience more realistic and memorable.
An exclusive visit to the recently discovered and under-development triple story parking of the Hotel was also arranged. Players Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal, who were racing each other towards the top most section of the parking facility, had to be requested by staff to adhere to the “no running on site” rule.
“It has been a welcome break from the hotel room and the cricket field, a true spectacle of mesmerizing culture and beauty”, said Bangladesh team head coach Russell Domingo.
At press time, several players could be seen in awe of the escalators, using one to make their way down to the lower level to immediately get on another that was going up. This was repeated to the point that the escalators had to be shut down to avoid any damage to the immaculately preserved site.