Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden took to the streets of Chennai in an undercover attire in a comical fashion. The former batsmen would torment bowlers back in the day but now he plies his trade as a commentator. Donning a fake beard and lungi, Hayden visited T Nagar in Chennai and posted his picture on social media, which has gone viral among the cricket fans. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively
While the social media was buzzing with his picture, the Aussie revealed that it was a bet with Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne that saw him go shopping in the streets of Chennai. Also Read - Lanka Premier League 2020 Draft: Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi Give Nod For T20 Tournament, Two Indian Players Among Overseas Signings
“It was a challenge by Warne to buy items for under Rs 1,000. That’s why I went around the market to buy some lungis, shirts, Rajini sunnies and a watch,” he revealed. Also Read - CSK vs RR 2020, IPL Match Report: Jos Buttler, Bowlers Guide Guide Rajasthan Royals to Seven-wicket Win Versus MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings
Talking about the disguise, Hayden said it went okay. “T Nagar is one of the oldest markets and the disguise worked OK, even though it wasn’t fool-proof. Could probably have lost my hat,” he said.
The former Australia international also went surfing to Covelong Point with his friend who has founded a surfing school there. The opener also said that the passion the Chennai people share for the game of cricket is second to none.