Cricket is considered a big summer sport in Australia with the game drawing a huge number of fans. From actors, politicians and other celebrities, Australia’s summer of cricket is a big carnival.
Australia’s Prime Ministers in the past have been big fans of the sport, with John Howard once being in a net session with the Australian cricket team at the start of the 21st century. However, during the warm-up game recently at the Manuka Oval between Australia Prime Minister’s XI and Sri Lanka, the fandom of the Prime Minister went one step further.
The current Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, was seen assuming the duties of carrying drinks to the team during the clash against Sri Lanka. Morrison was seen serving water to the Australian side during the interval.
Morrison was wearing a white formal shirt, a black trouser and a green and yellow striped tie. He was also seen representing his country by wearing the traditional yellow cap of Australia. He jogged onto the filed to deliver the drinks, and some players even got high fives.
Morrison was seen carrying drinks for the Prime Minister’s XI and pictures of him doing the job has left the world pleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, Morrison also garnered a lot of respect in social media for his humbleness.
In the low scoring T20 match, the Prime Minister’s XI won the game by one wicket against the Islanders. The visitors batted first and could only put on 130 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Harry Nielsen hit a 50-ball 79, but the hosts’ batting line-up fell like a pack of cards and they lost nine wickets before Fawad Ahmed steered his side to victory with a ball to spare.