February 4, 2009

Australian cricket

Women not allergic to Kat hair

Brydon Coverdale
Simon Katich arrives for the 2009 Allan Border Medal with wife Georgie, Melbourne, February 3, 2009
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The pre-count favourite Mitchell Johnson missed out on the Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday and he even failed to win a title that should have been his in a canter.

Channel Nine polled the women at the awards night to find the sexiest player featured in the Men of Cricket charity calendar.

The winner was, rather surprisingly, Simon Katich. Unlike Johnson and Shane Watson, who show off their waxed and oiled chests, Katich goes for the natural look, with a hairy chest. Even his wife Georgie couldn’t believe that her man had won the vote.

“I’m shocked to be honest,” she said. “I didn’t know there was a lot of love for the fur.”

On the night, Katich also had a decent supply of facial stubble, as he often does on the field. Then he offered up a little too much information.

“As the boys in the dressing room know, it’s not just limited to my chest or my face.”

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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