Cardiff: The ICC Champions Trophy seems to have come as a great relief for India's top cricketers. Far away from the bickering inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys are enjoying the British sun and having a little bit of fun.
After Saturday's comprehensive five-wicket win against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match at Edgbaston, Birmingham, the Indians drove into Cardiff Sunday afternoon. It was a sunny welcome for the Indians and an off-day for a young team, many of whom will be playing the Champions Trophy for the first time in their lives.
The Indians will train at the Cardiff Wales Stadium (popularly, the Swalec Stadium) on Monday morning, but tomorrow (Monday) will be special day for Team India when Dhoni will receive the ICC ODI Shield as well as a cheque for USD 175,000 for being the number-one ranked side on the ICC ODI Championship table at the April 1, 2013 cut-off date. India will play Australia in a warm-up game on Tuesday.