Former Chennai Super Kings player Matthew Hayden was spotted shopping in Chennai as he disguised his appearance to win a bet with his former Aussie teammate Shane Warne.
Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden went shopping on the streets of Chennai in an undercover fashion to disguise his identity. He was spotted shopping on the Chennai streets as he took to Instagram to share pictures and videos of his little adventure. Hayden is currently in India for his commentary stint in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
Hayden used a fake beard to hide his identity as he bargained with shopkeepers in the busy markets of Chennai to buy stuff. He later revealed that he had a bet with his former teammate Rajasthan Royals mentor Shane Warne to go on the streets and buy some items under Rs 1000. “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,” said Hayden.
Hayden, who had an illustrious international career with Australia was regarded as one of the fiercest power-hitters in the game. He played 103 Test matches and 161 ODIs for Australia amassing 8625 and 6133 runs respectively in the two formats. His love for Chennai is not a secret to anyone as he played for the city-based franchise Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
He played three seasons in the IPL amassing 1107 runs in 32 matches at an average of 36.90 and a brilliant strike rate of 137.51 including eight fifties. Hayden was assisted by a local boy in his shopping as he bargained like a boss with the shopkeepers. He later revealed that he won the challenge with Warne.
“I paid the boy Rs 100. And I can proudly tell you that I won the challenge (with Warne),” Hayden said.