Sydney, May 23(ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has admitted that he is overjoyed to be the new 'Merv Hughes' of Aussie cricket.
"From what I've seen Merv was a great bowler, but the crowd took to him and he made going to the cricket even more enjoyable for so many people," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bollinger, as saying.
"If I'm doing that, then I'm very happy," he added.
Bollinger further said that he has always enjoyed fame and celebrity, but has "tried not to let it go to my head".
"I've enjoyed it. I won't lie about it. I've just been doing what I do and if people get something out of it then that's great," Bollinger said.
"'But, whenever I think about kissing the logo and not the crest, I wonder 'how'd you do that' and it is embarrassing, but heaps of people say it was great because it made me seem like a normal bloke," he added.
Talking about cricket, Bollinger insists that the Australians are taking each series "'one game at a time".
"It's hard not to think about the Ashes. It's something you dream about. England will be pumped and right to go, they'll be humming. It'll be a good contest," he added. (ANI)