Mumbai, Aug 17: The Indian cricket team is witnessing its worst overseas tour in the last 12 years. Already 0-3 down in the series, they now have only the final match of the series starting from Aug 18 to salvage some pride. And willing to help them in this endeavour is Mike Horn.
Horn, is a South Africa-born adventurer, who shot into limelight for some crazy feats which included the 6,700-km descent of the Amazon by hydro-speed - solo and unassisted. His association with the Indian cricket team started when the then coach Gary Kirsten requested him to give motivational lectures to the Indian team before the last World Cup.
Expressing his disappointment at India's disastrous performance in England, Horn was quoted by Mid Day as sayinng, "Yes, I have been following the performance of the Indian team and very disappointed with the loss and number one Test ranking."
Stating that he was eager to help the Indian team, Horn said, "The request has to come from the team management and I will be in England with next available flight."
Recollecting his association with the Indian team, he said, "That was at the requests of Paddy Upton and Gary Kirsten. They are now with the South African team but my first choice is India rather than South Africa, because I got engaged with the Indian team first."
Hope, the BCCI and Duncan Fletcher are reading this and contemplating to avail Horn's services for the beleaguered Team India.