Move over Mandira, IPL launched the career of the sexy Goan girl Lekha Washington. "The roving anchor of IPL!"
Was she there just as eye-candy or did she know about cricket? “I was mildly interested in cricket before this happened. But this
tournament has been an eye-opener for me,” she admits
"I was a bit nervous initially, but I made up for that by reading and watching cricket matches. After the matches, I had to interact with the crowds. To be frank, my interaction with people increased my knowledge of the game." How was it dealing with IPL? “There was a lot of testertone on the field with 22 cricketers but they
were all gentlemen,” Lekha insists.
Like Mandira, Lekha Washington has had her share of blunders. "I got major flak when I asked an umpire which is his
favourite team," Lekha says. "You just can’t do that!” Thankfully, the
umpire just laughed.
Here favorite teams were Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Not bad! IPL helped her meet her favorite cricketer Shane Warne who gave her
three interviews. “I was the only one whom he gave three
interviews!" She is also happy about her interactions with Sanath
Jayasuriya, Adam Gilchrist etc.
Lekha Washington has acted in a couple of Tamil flicks - Kettayan and Jayamkondaan but she wants to be a Bollywood star and the IPL gig has helped her.
Lekha with Ntini
Lekha in a forthcoming movie