Cameron auctions beloved cricket bat

May 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM
| License Photo

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- An autographed cricket bat British Prime Minister David Cameron called his most prized possession has been auctioned off for charity, The Daily Telegraph said.

A source told the newspaper the bat, which was signed by India's legendary Sachin Tendulkar, fetched 3,400 pounds for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, which is raising money to build a new cricket venue in the African nation.

The sale should reduce some of the prime minister's anxiety over the coveted bat. He had joked, sort of, at a recent gathering of the Conservative Friends of India that he had seen his wife, Samantha, once using the bat to knock the ball around at Chequers.

"I said, 'No, darling, put it down, this is probably the most valuable possession I have,'" he told his audience. The Telegraph said only a few of the members of the mainly Indian audience thought he was overreacting and laughed.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Bunny Ranch brothel to offer student debt relief
Chinese motorists trapped in 50-lane toll road traffic jam
Florida woman accidentally super glued her eye shut
Orphaned possum treats kangaroo doll as surrogate mother
Congressman mocks GOP with Craigslist ad for speaker