I am a soccer fanatic: BlairSeptember 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said here Wednesday that he is a soccer fanatic, and was also the captain of an under-13 cricket team.
Blair, who is in the capital to promote his Tony Blair Faith Foundation, said: “I am a soccer fanatic but I watch cricket too. I was a captain of under-13 cricket team and I was an all-rounder. And I was best at fielding.”
He was speaking at the British high commissioner’s residence, where a charity cricket match was organised by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
The match was held to raise awareness of malaria prevention and the work the foundation is doing in India to fight the disease.
Former Indian cricketer Rohan Gavaskar was also a part of the match, and he bowled Blair on his second full-toss delivery. The other players were children from underprivileged sections of the society.
Asked about the recent whitewash the Indian cricket team suffered on its England tour, Blair said that he enjoyed the performance of the English players.
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