Somewhat to his bemusement, Ryan Sidebottom found himself this week sitting in a dusty toolshed explaining how his new-found celebrity status as England's paramount bowler has changed his life.
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Not to any great extent, it would appear, as Sidebottom reflected on a year during which he has emerged from the international wilderness to lead his country's attack.
"I'm still a home bird," he told reporters. "I like to go and watch rugby league. I spend time at home with the two cats.
"People in general have been nice. They come up to me and say 'well done, keep going'. That has been really satisfying."
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