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Andrew Symonds is in India for Bigg Boss 5

tv Updated: Dec 06, 2011 18:17 IST
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Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who's all set to enter the Bigg Boss 5 house on Wednesday, arrived in India on Tuesday morning.

This is the first time an international cricketer is entering Bigg Boss. Andrew is however certain that language will not be a barrier as he is already a household name.

Andrew Symonds arrives at the airport in Mumbai

Speaking about his decision to enter the Bigg Boss house, Andrew Symonds said, "I decided to take up Bigg Boss as a challenge. India has been good to me and I have been traveling to India for over 20 years. I have not seen any of the previous episodes because I don't want to enter with a biased opinion of the other contestants."

"I am hoping to have a lot of fun inside the house and learn more about the Indian culture that I find very fascinating. I am also looking at this as an opportunity to showcase the Australian culture which involves fun-filled activities like barbecues, throwing people into the pool and being completely at peace."

'Bhajji and I are great friends'

Clearing the air about his much-talked about controversy with fellow cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Andrew said, "Bhajji and I have spoken about all that happened between us and we have worked out our differences. We are now in regular touch with each other and catch up as often as possible. Being a part of the same team definitely helped us to sort our differences and today, we are great friends."

Andrew's gameplan

Andrew is clear that he is not planning on causing more upheavals inside the house, but instead will teach his fellow contestants all about having fun and enjoying life. As a sportsperson, Andrew is used to dealing with extreme behavior and flaring tempers. So will Andrew teach his fellow contestants how to play cricket and hold themselves together?