New Zealand PM Key nervous to face Warne

March 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI  

John Key Wellington, Mar.9 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key claims that he will be nervous while facing legendary leg spinner Shane Warne in the ‘Fill the Basin for Christchurch’ charity Twenty20 cricket match at the Basin Reserve on Sunday.

Key said: “Given I’ve never played cricket I’d be nervous if he was one of the best bowlers in the world, but I’m sure it’ll be fine.”

Key will face Warne in a special over during the innings break in the event, a fundraiser for Christchurch earthquake victims, reports.

He said: “I watched a bit of You Tube on him bowling people, and he looks pretty good.”

Former New Zealand captain and match organizer Stephen Fleming said he was delighted that Key was taking part.

Fleming said: “This is becoming a very special event and the response from the players, celebrity match officials and the public has been tremendous.”

Key will be joining actors Russell Crowe (Canterbury Invitation 11 coach), James Nesbitt (Wellington Legends 11 coach), Sir Ian McKellen (match referee), and rugby players Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith among others supporting the match. (ANI)

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