Swann's elder brother says spinner was `hyperactive` when not playing cricket as kid

London, Oct 29 (ANI): England Test spinner Graeme Swann's elder brother Alec has revealed that he would spend all day in the nets behind the sightscreen with his brother when they were young, and bowl to each other.

According to the BBC, Alec also revealed that when they were not playing sport, Swann was hyperactive and was unable to sit still for any length of time, along with a very short attention span.

The England spinner has also been moonlighting as the lead singer of an indie covers band called Dr Comfort and the Lurid Revelations, the report said.

Swann's brother said that by the time the player was 15, he had made up his mind that cricket was what he wanted to do.

The sons of a PE teacher and amateur cricketer, Graeme and older brother Alec were indoctrinated in the joys of leather on willow from an early age during their upbringing in the environs of Northampton, the report added. (ANI)