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.

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.

“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.

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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.