Oz PM Rudd loves to roll a cricket ball over with staff in his office

April 11th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Kevin Rudd Canberra (Australia), Apr.11 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd knows that hallway cricket is banned in the outer corridors of Parliament House, but this does not stop him from rolling a cricket ball over inside his office.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Rudd uses sport as a means of communicating with staff. After travelling and working most of the day, at 6.40 p.m., he starts walking around with a battered Sherrin football and a makeshift cricket ball.

He visits the cramped network of their small offices chatting about events and issues of the day. Then he will recruit teams - men and women - for 15 to 20 minutes of sport in the corridors or in the PM’s courtyard.

Occasionally he will apply his shiny RM Williams to a football, but he prefers cricket. And he prefers to bowl because, he has told staff, “batting is more embarrassing”.

The sports gear is eventually put away, and the Prime Minister continues with his official schedule and work.

By 7.15 p.m.; Rudd is back in his private study in The Lodge. (ANI)

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