An interactive cocktail with Cricket legends Brian Lara & Glenn McGrath

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By Manju Mittal

The local Indian community enjoyed Monday evening with Cricketing Legends Brian Lara & Glenn McGrath on March 23, 2015 at Novotel Hotel, Parramatta Sydney.

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The event was brilliantly organised by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).  One of the most exciting aspects of the evening was the opportunity for guests to have photos taken with their favourite cricketers. People enjoyed having drinks mingled with each other and they moved to the hall for a Q&A session. Organisers Kavita Shukla and Ed Box welcomed very special guests on stage Former West Indies batsman and star cricketer, Brian Lara and Australian cricketing hero and fast bowler Glen McGrath. They spent some time sharing their stories in an intimate Q&A.

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It was very impressive as a lot of relevant questions were asked and they briefly spoke to the audience. Cricket fever is going around this world cup and semi final excitement is in full swing. Speaking about Cricket World Cup 2015 Brian gave his views and said India have been playing very well and they can surprise Australia in semi finals if they play aggressive. Glenn McGrath said that it is Australia that will win the semi final on  March 26.

During Q&A session, the talks turned to Bollywood and Brian Lara said jokingly,  “What will happen if Bollywood actress Lara Datta marries me, her name will be Lara Lara,” obviously we all cracked up laughing. Both Lara and McGrath related with warmth and humour their experiences throughout their cricketing career in an evening full of jokes and fond memories.

A fantastic evening organised by the CBA to hear and see our cricketing heroes from up close.





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