Bangalore: India's big-hitting Yusuf Pathan has a novel way of whiling away the long hours between matches at the World Cup - by shopping for more parrots for his growing collection.
The powerful all-rounder, who has a collection of birds at home, bought two grey parrots, each worth 35,000 rupees ($777) and two Amazon parrots, said the Mid Day newspaper which added that all four can talk. (Watch)
"I've liked parrots right from the time I was a little boy. There are some more of them at home. But I don't have this African parrot. I'm very happy now," Pathan said.