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    I had a decent chat with Nigel Farage about Steve Smith, James Anderson and the Ashes in general a couple of weeks ago. He was specifically told to go and find me because he kept trying to talk to other people about cricket.
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    "Met" puts it strongly, but I once had a slash next to Bob Willis at The Oval.
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    Michael Vaughan, I guess

    If he keeps scoring goals then James Norwood might become the answer though
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    "Met" puts it strongly, but I once had a slash next to Bob Willis at The Oval.
    That's how I met Chappelli - something about Ashes skippers I suppose


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    Met (as in talked to) McCullum, Sangakkara, Murali, Chaminda Vaas, Graeme Hick, Matt Elliott, Matthew Sinclair, Kyle Mills, Daryl Tuffey, Craig McMillan and various others all in the same night.

    Could have added Warne to the list but I don't believe I actually spoke to him.

    Not sure these are the most famous people I've ever met but I rate cricketers highly I guess. Best of that lot obviously the ATGs Murali (had a brief pleasant chat) and Sanga (had a long drunken chat where I no doubt annoyed the **** out of him)

    I got an autograph off Jonah Lomu in the middle of Eden Park which I guess is about as good as it gets for rugby union?

    Struggling to think of much from the entertainment world. Politically, I've met John Key several times but is he really famous?
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    Oh, I "met" Franklyn Rose when I appeared at Court to ensure he was locked up pending deportation

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    Oh, I "met" Franklyn Rose when I appeared at Court to ensure he was locked up pending deportation
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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    Politically, I've met John Key several times but is he really famous?
    Famous for his inability to hammer a nail surely
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    Was coached for a while by Garry Sobers while Richie Benaud was a friend of my dad so saw him pretty regularly

    Sat next to Mick Jagger at the cricket and spent a few hours talking to him about the game

    Most notorious was Saif Gaddafi - nice guy for a psychopath
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    Interviewed a few sports stars: Richie McCaw, Ben Smith, Aaron Smith, Anton Oliver etc.
    Used to play with: Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Mark Richardson (albeit at the other end of the batting order)
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    In terms of cricketers I’ve met Sir Viv and Sir Ian. But placed them behind Pele and Princess Anne in terms of being known worldwide.

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    I win. I have met Boycott, he would say he is clearly the most famous.

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    Sportspersons: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rahul Dravid, Javagal Srinath, Nayan Mongia, Kiran More
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    Some of those are just 'I was in their general vicinity' instead of actually 'met'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    I win. I have met Boycott, he would say he is clearly the most famous.
    That's certainly an achievement. Most of the famous cricketers I've met from that era were during breaks or before and after play at Taunton. It's fair to say that Sir Geoffrey was not a man of the people during his playing days.

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