Elizabeth Hurley’s mere presence at the Big Bash cricket series in the past week has ensured that the Twenty20 receives maximum exposure and has also set a new level for Aussie wives and girlfriend wannabes.
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne’s fiancee, who is the face of Estee Lauder and her own swimwear range, has become the most high-profile WAG in cricket world, rivalling Victoria Beckham’s position in the soccer hierarchy, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The 46-year-old actress saw her first cricket game in India this year, but has already tossed the coin at one local match on Sunday and travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane for another game. She will be in the spotlight again at the SCG on Tuesday night when Warne’s Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Sixers where she will get superstar treatment.
In the past, the big name Australian WAGs have included Lee Furlong, wife of Shane Watson, Jessica Bratich, Mitchell Johnson’s wife, Lara Bingle, Michael Clarke’s ex and Kyly Boldy, Clarke’s current girlfriend.