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Jun 20, 2007 at 12:11pm IST

Malinga is cricket's sexiest man: Poll

New Delhi: Sri Lanka walloped the Men in Blue in the first round, sending Team India packing. Now, a survey makes it seem that the Lankans are a better looking lot than Indian cricket team too.

The 'Sexiest Men in Cricket' poll featured neither Dhoni with his funky hairdo, nor Dravid with his charming looks.

Instead, the fans were more impressed with Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga, whose curly, blonde locks and his tattooed arms sky-rocketed him to Number 1 position on the list.

LOOKING GOOD: Easy Magazine says Malinga's blond-streaked hairdo, eyebrow ring and tattooed biceps make him sexy.

"With his eye-catching, blond-streaked curly hairdo, eyebrow ring and tattooed biceps, the unique 23-year-old strikes 'Easy' as the type who would be up for anything, and anywhere," the Easy Magazine of the Sunday Sun newspaper was quoted by news agency PTI as saying about Malinga.

The poll was conducted by a Babados magazine and apart from Malinga featured New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori. Vettori, with his serious, bespectacled looks was just ahead of the other Kiwi in the list, Shane Bond.

England's Kevin Pietersen and West Indian Chris Gayle were high on the glam list too, as were Australian pacer Shaun Tait and English all-rounder, Andrew Flintoff.

Retired West Indian skipper Brain Lara and South African pacer Makhaya Ntini also got honourable mentions.