Vidya Balan gives the Match Ball at the MCG

The 34-year-old is not only the first Indian but also the first woman and first non-former player to have this honour.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published:May 14, 2012 5:31 pm

Actress Vidya Balan,who is currently in Melbourne as the Indian Film Festival’s Brand Ambassador,was given the honour of handing the Match Ball at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The 34-year-old is not only the first Indian but also the first woman and first non-former player to have this honour.

Balan charmed the thousands of Australian crowds at the MCG as she lifted the Match ball to a thunderous applause before handing it to the umpire to signal the start of the match between Melbourne’s Richmond Club and Sydney Swans.

She was also interviewed by Eddie Magquire who is one the most respected Media person in Australia before she stepped on field.

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