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Symonds feels accepted by Indian fans

Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who was in the center of controversy during the acrimonious India-Australian series, feels he may have finally been accepted by Indian fans.

Symonds representing Hyderabad's Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League played his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday night at Eden Gardens.

"When I came out on the field there was a fair bit of noise but I didn't hear anything nasty," Symonds was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph . "I went down to the boundary after about five overs in the field and everything was ok."

He, however, insists that his star power in India is nothing compared to the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan who owns Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Aussie all-rounder, who met the movie star before the Hyderabad-Kolkata clash, said, "India never ceases to amaze me. The players are one small group of stars but that bloke (Khan) is on another level. He is probably the biggest star of all. There is a real cavalcade of stars here outside the actual cricketers."

source - indiatimes.com
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