[caption id="attachment_680602" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-680602" alt="Kyle Edmund will play his Australian Open semi-final against Marin ili Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/kyle-open.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Kyle Edmund will play his Australian Open semi-final against Marin ili Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Kyle Edmund may be setting the Australian courts on fire, in the ongoing Australian Open 2018, but it is seldom known that his first love was cricket. Edmund was a budding cricketer from Yorkshire. He still cherishes the cricket-ball that he kept after hitting the winning during his school days into the science block window. <p></p> <p></p>Edmund given his physical make-how, took to Tennis at the age of 12. According to dailymail.co.uk, Edmund said: I think I chose tennis because it was an individual sport, I had more ownership. But I loved other sports. <p></p> <p></p>Britain No.2, Edmund still watches cricket whenever time permits. He also spoke about meeting <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ricky-Ponting">Ricky Ponting</a>. I was in a restaurant the other day and Ricky Ponting walked in. He s one of the biggest Aussie legends and I was like, Oh, there s Ricky Ponting . Fidde (his Swedish coach Fredrik Rosengren) had no idea who he was." <p></p> <p></p>Edmund is also a keen follower of Liverpool. He is slated to face World No.6 Marin Cilic in the semi-finals of Australia Open on Thursday.