The two buses travelled side by side for the next five minutes and then both the buses stopped at one destination.
The Indian team were getting back from their practice session while the Pakistan team were shifting their base to the official team hotel.
That was some three days back.
Three days later, the two buses leave the same hotel for separate practice sessions form the hotel Lobby only to come back again.
On Sunday, they will be travelling one behind the other to the Dasrath Stadium, barely a stone's throw away from the hotel. The aim stays common -- make a winning start to the 2013 SAFF Championship.
"We are hugely motivated to play against India. There's no extra pressure," Shahzad Anwar, Pakistan Coach said during press conference.
"My Team can beat anyone," he said.
Pakistan have come into the championship with five Europe-based players including Zesh Rehman who has played for Fulham.
"They add strength to our Team," Anwar said.
Indian coach Wim Koevermans said: "Yeah, we know about them. But we are more concerned about ourselves. We are the Team to beat and it's understandable everyone will play their Heart out against us. But we know the potential of every opponent and rate them very highly."
Subrata Paul said: "We have good players too. Sunil Chhetri, Mehtab Hossain, Gouramangi Singh, Rahim Nabi are our stars. Besides, we also have Francis Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Raju Gaikwad, Jewel Raja Shaikh and all others in our squad of 20. It's 11 vs 11 on the field."
AIFF Player-of-the-Year Syed Rahim Nabi feels it will be a "close match."
"This Pakistan team is a very strong side. I've been a part of quite a few matches against Pakistan. Whatever we have been told by the Coach, we need to implement it on the pitch. That's the most pertinent point," he said during the official interaction at the Police Headquarters Ground.
"We need to change our record while playing outside our country," he said.
In the last two meetings against Pakistan there's someone who has scored five including a hat-trick - Jeje Lalpekhula.
"If I play, I will give my best. We all will give our best. It doesn't matter who scores as long as it's scored," Jeje said.
"Stick together as a Team. Help each other as a Team. Do it as a team," Koevermans told his boys.
"It's our First Final against Pakistan," he said.
The kick-off at the Dasrath Stadium on Sunday is at 6.15pm (IST).
--IBNS (Posted on 31-08-2013)