Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): The Australian media has revealed that Test bowler Ryan Harris once boozed and punted his way through his first cricket contract.
According to News.com.au, the big-hearted paceman is now carrying Australia's Ashes hopes on his shoulders but it was a different story back in 2000 when he inked his first South Australian contract, worth 12,500 dollars.
That is almost 2000 dollars less than what Harris now gets paid a Test with current match payments set at 14,400 dollars, the report said.
While Harris is now planning to have a family with his wife Cherie, it was all about living footloose and fancy-free in his early cricket days, the report added. (ANI)