These two players from Hyderabad are some story. They travelled an 18hr (yes 18hr) train journey to come to this camp. What dedication!!!
Parin decides that Jimmy Boi is a doable walk which only turns out to be a bad decision when i find myself being led across the busiest road in Mumbai whilst also guiding Ekinath. There are literally no rules for pedestrians here, there are zebra crossings,dont mean a thing. All the footpaths are uneven with random massive holes everywhere so its safer to walk on the road itself whilst getting constantly beeped at.
We just about make it to Jimmy Boi and the ten of us have a super dinner chatting like best friends, Ekinath telling Tony his girlfriend doesnt love him, talking about India’s biggest celebrity (i can tell you privately but not on here),how many strikes it will take for Ekinaths wife to kick him out of the restaurant and whether Parin really is a vegetarian or not. These guys are all such close buddies to us already and we will always hold them close to our hearts!
Unsurprisingly we choose to take a taxi home which we agree with the driver will cost us 26rupees (28p) and he takes a wrong turn and charges us 46rupees (50p). What a criminal!!!
Anyway we are off to bed as we are at the blind school tomorrow. Keep on sharing the good news of Blind and Visually Impaired tennis everyone.