Eng legend Botham flitting around, sampling best local produce, heli-hunting in NZ

Wellington, Mar 7 (ANI): Legendary Sir Ian Botham is fully enjoying his stint in New Zealand after he arrived here for the England series.

Flitting around New Zealand, sampling the best local produce, heli-hunting and talking about cricket in between, full credit to Botham, who is doing his best to make it look easy, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Notorious for enjoying the finer things in life, Botham's exploits across New Zealand have been tweeted to his more than 150,000-strong band of international followers, the paper said.

A 140-character-long rave about Athol Valley Meats salami has already seen a good return for the Southland family business, it reported.

Botham has long been a fan of New Zealand, and was counting down the hours until he landed here. He touched down for the English cricket tour on February 13, and wasted no time getting to work, the paper added.

In the first two days Botham took to the sky above the Mohaka River, near Wairoa, with hunting and fishing helicopter charter Helisika, and then caught his own trout breakfast on Lake Taupo, it further said.

Botham has also river-rafted through Tongariro, wined and dined in Queenstown, and stopped for a quick gargle at the Cardrona Hotel.

Only on Thursday, the second day of the first New Zealand v England test, has his Twitter feed made any real mention of cricket but, true-to-form, Botham kept plugging New Zealand produce, the paper concluded. (ANI)


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