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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cronje stands up for Cronje

Francois Rautenbach, who will play the role of Hansie CronjeIn the last week of this month if you happen to be in India, you might see Hansie Cronje in action once again, though this time action will be preceded by 'Lights' and 'Camera'.
The former South African cricket captain's brother, Frans Cronje is producing a film that will focus on 'Hansie's inner journey'. Francois Rautenbach will play the role of Hansie Cronje in the movie to be directed in assistance with Regardt van den Bergh. The film crew will land in India in the last week of October, and amongst other things will capture Hansie's meeting with Mother Teresa. Though some cricket action will be shot, no real life cricketers will be involved in the movie.
The movie is loosely based on the ex-cricketer's biography, "The Hansie Cronje Story: An Authorised Biography".
While Cronje confessed to his involvement in the match fixing scandal, he had the courage to admit to his mistakes, unlike many other cricketers who still try to portray themselves as victims. In his statements, Cronje had pointed out former India captain Mohammad Azharudding as the person who had introduced him to the bookie Mukesh Gupta. Azhar, who was banned for life by the BCCI never confessed. Instead, he alleged that he was being victimised because he belonged to the minority Muslim community - a statement for which he apologised later after coming under scathing attack in the media.

3 comments:

Uncle J rod said...

Luckily for Cronje jesus was their to steer him back in the direction of the righteous.

But not after he made alot of money being a traitor to his country. And cronje only came clean when it was the only public realtions saver he could use.

Amit Bajaj said...

and here i was, thinking Uncle Rod is an atheist!

Stuart said...

A doco. about Hansie would be interesting, but if it is made by his brother, you would have to wonder just how impartial it would be.