You know you're having a bad tour when...

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 9 2008, 8:12 pm

...the team bus sideswipes a parked car as it was leaving the hotel. It happened to the Indian team as they left Sydney for Canberra, 48 hours behind schedule, this morning.

Macquarie National News has video. You don't actually see the prang, just the sound of a bang and the crowd going "ooh" as the bus pulled out of the kerb outside the Radisson Hotel, Sydney.

Now of course the Indian cricket team can't be held responsible for the actions of their Murray's Coach driver, but team media manager MV Sridhar's gearstick must be permanently fixed in denial mode these days. Macquarie report that Sridhar said "I am on the bus. We didn't hit anything."