Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sydney (UNI): After being unceremoniously dumped by Cricket Australia (CA), Michael Bevan is now busy singing his way to stardom, hoping that his new avatar would not just get appreciated but also help him collect funds for a cancer foundation. Bevan, whose career came to an abrupt end after he was dropped from the list of contracted players by Cricket Australia in 2003, debuted on the show last week and will stay in it as long as he manages to get audience support through SMS' and phone calls.
He sang Frank Sintara's ''Fly me to the moon'' on his first appearence along with his singing partner R&B artist Jade Macrae. The player, who ended with an international best ODI average of 54, was nicknamed the 'Terminator' of one-day cricket after he led Australia to victory in several last-over and last-ball games. One of the most memorable innings played by the left-hander was in the last edition of the World Cup in South Africa when he took Australia to victory after they had been reduced to 130 for eight against New Zealand while chasing a score of just over 200 in a league match.