June 1, 2009

Offbeat

By hook or crook

Cricinfo

It was hardly a dangerous sequence, but actor John Abraham would have wished he used a body double. Abraham and India fast bowler L Balaji were filming a cricket training camp scene for the movie Hook Ya Crook when a yorker from Balaji broke the actor’s ankle.

But like a true professional, Abraham continued to shoot. It was much later that an X-ray revealed a fracture. The injury will keep Abraham out of action for 15 days but he has no shooting scheduling during that period.

Abraham received a thumbs-up from Balaji. “The wicket was a bit uneven and the ball hit his ankle, but he was a complete sport, he immediately went back to the pitch and played his next shot. I was very impressed with the kind of shots he played to my bowling,'' Balaji said.

Champion stuff from the ‘reel’ batsman.

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