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Matthew Hayden has watched "Kabali" in Chennai. Pictured: A photo of the Australian cricketer clicked in Madurai.Matthew Hayden AM Twitter Account

Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has watched Rajinikanth's "Kabali." Yes, he made his time to enjoy the Tamil flick in Chennai.

As per the reports, Matthew Hayden saw "Kabali" at Albert theatre in Chennai on Thursday, Aug. 11. His reaction to the film after watching it was 'Magizhchi' (happiness), say some reports. Apparently, he liked the movie and Rajinikanth's mannerisms. 

The cricketer is in Tamil Nadu to promote the forthcoming inaugural edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). During his visit, he is trying to know about the Tamil culture, food and visiting popular places. He had recently paid a visit to Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and also tasted Tirunelveli halwa.

Coming to the TNPL, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has organised the tournament to unearth new talents across the state. The event will help budding cricketers to showcase their skills and could help them to play the next level of cricket.

The tournament will be played by eight teams for the prize money of Rs. 1 crore and the runners-up will receive Rs. 60 lakh. A total of 27 matches will be played among the eight teams divided into two groups.

Twelve games each will be played at Chennai and Natham and the remaining three games will be held at Tirunelveli. The tournament, which will be aired on Star network, will begin on the conclusion of India's tour of West Indies.

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has turned out to be a profitable venture for the producer. The film has kept the cash register ringing in Tamil Nadu, while the business has slowed down in the international markets in its third week.

"Kabali" stars Rajinikanth in the role of an ageing gangster and Radhika Apte plays his wife in the movie, directed by Pa Ranjith and produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu.

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