Matthew Hayden called an Indian local after winning TNPL fantasy league
The fanstasy league’s Twitter handled asked people who scored more than Hayden to post screenshots of their points.
Updated - Aug 22, 2017 6:21 pm
In an interesting contest held by Fandromeda on their fantasy league website exclusively for the commentary panel of the recently concluded Tamil Nadu Premier League, Matthew Hayden became the top scorer and eventually, the winner of the League with an impressive 11, 827 points under his belt. Michael Hussey and Scott Styris were the runners up with 11, 276 points and 11, 072 points respectively.
The Tamil Nadu Premier League final took place on August 20, with Chepauk Super Gillies emerging as the winners of the 2017 edition against the Tuti Patriots, who had been unbeaten in the entire tournament. The commentators who participated in the fantasy league on the website apart from Haydos were Hussey, Styris, Dean Jones, Brett Lee and L Sivaramakrishnan.
The fantasy league’s Twitter handled asked people who scored more than Hayden to post screenshots of their points. One reply to the original tweet expressing how he expected the only Indian commentator on the list to lead the race read, “Siva, the local commentator from TN who is supposed to know the players the best, comes in the last position. @HaydosTweets is the new local.”
The original tweet:
Did you score more than the commentators? Share screenshots here. pic.twitter.com/wJc6ZeKXU3
— Fandromeda (@PlayFandromeda) August 21, 2017
Haydos is now a regular face in the commentary panel in Indian leagues, with the most popular being the IPL itself. It is evident that Haydos appreciates Indian culture and gels well with the crowd. He is often remembered and appreciated for his activities in the subcontinent with the most recent and popular one being the six-hitting contest with Chennai’s own Thalla, MS Dhoni, and the English version of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ on India’s 70th Independence Day.
Hayden has been an integral part of the Indian Premier League not just as a commentator but also being one of the biggest stars to have represented the Chennai Super Kings. The former Aussie cricketer has admitted in the past that he loves travelling across India because of its vivid culture, heritage and food.