VIDEO: Wendell sizzles on and off the cricket field
"DON'T get out for a duck" was all rugby league legend Wendell Sailor was thinking when he walked out onto the cricket pitch at Limestone Park.
The former Broncos premiership winner played in the Bulls Masters side against the Brisbane Heat in a highly anticipated Twenty20 match yesterday.
"My tactic today is not to get out for a duck, not to drop any catches and not to get hit for six by Chris Lynn. He's a good mate of mine and I know he's in red hot form. I think he made 260 a couple of weeks ago in club cricket," he said pre-match.
"I'm an allrounder. I bat and bowl and I've been lucky enough over the past couple of years to play a couple of good T20s."
After taking time to get plenty of photos with his fans, the dual international lived up to his reputation as an allrounder.
Wendell scored an entertaining 26 off 20 balls, which included four fours, and also picked up two wickets in his two economical overs.
Yesterday's match wasn't the first time Wendell lined up against the pros.
"I played a fair bit of cricket against Andrew Symonds and Martin Love and I was the opening bowler for CQ and I played senior cricket when I was 16, so when I was growing up cricket and rugby league were my two loves," he said.
"I was a better rugby league player than a cricketer but I used to bowl to Jimmy Maher, Andrew Symonds and Martin Love.
"They were all those kids you couldn't get out. They'd hit you for six."