BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Warne was voted best overseas sports personality of the year, beating the likes of Lance Armstrong, Justin Gatlin and Federer! The English love Warney because he is all they want their sporting heroes to be - brash, super confident, extremely talented and sucessful. Warne has captured the imagination here like no overseas cricketer has save Brian Lara. Tendulkar may be God for us Indians, but in this neck of the woods, he is not anywhere close to being that. Flintoff, Warne and Lara take top billing as cricketing superstars here.
I enjoyed the program on BBC yesterday because of Gary Linekar. His understated presentation skills are so refreshingly different from the over-the-top stuff you see everywhere else on telly. His transformation from goal scorer to TV presenter has been amazing, and he is now going to be the BBC's golf presenter as well. Aah, how cool would it be for Indian telly to get a presenter as good as him. We can only hope!