Ashes LIVE Updates – Pat Cummins Brilliant Gesture: Pat Cummins can’t do anything wrong these days. On-field under his leadership Australia demolished England & off-field he has won the hearts by a very GRACEFUL GESTURE towards his MUSLIM teammate Usman Khawaja – Check what happened? Follow InsideSport.IN for Cricket News Updates
Ashes LIVE Updates: Pat Cummins ‘Brilliant Gesture’, pauses Australia’s Champagne celebrations so Muslim team-mate Usman Khawaja can join in: Check OUT
Pat Cummins Brilliant Gesture – What exactly happened? As the Aussies began to celebrate Ashes win over England, champagne was being sprayed freely.
This resulted in Usman Khawaja scampering off the stage and away from his teammates.
As Khawaja is a Muslim and his religion prevents him from drinking. He tried staying away from the Aussie celebration.
Australian captain Cummins noticed it. He immediately gestured his teammates to stop spraying the bubbly so that Khawaja can be part of team’s glorious victory celebrations.
Immediately he and Marnus Labuschagne called and gestured for Khawaja to rejoin the team.
AUS beat ENG – Pat Cummins Brilliant Gesture: Keen to celebrate as a team, Cummins made the call to hide the bubbly and began waving for Khawaja to join in alongside Steve Smith at the front.
Pat Cummins realizing that Khawaja had to stand away because of the alcohol so he tells his team to put it away and calls Khawaja back immediately. A very small but a very beautiful gesture❤️pic.twitter.com/KlRWLprbWM
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) January 16, 2022
The gesture was widely praised on social media, with the Australia captain’s gesture a sign of progress in the game rocked by scandals last year.
@irfan_m1 wrote on Twitter: ‘Well Done Pat Cummins, well played. Including Khawaja in the celebrations after he had to run out because of the booze.
— Irfan (@irfan_m1) January 16, 2022
‘A small but powerful gesture.’
Ashes LIVE Updates: @babai1994_ added: ‘Cummins is a gem of a guy. Every player would love to have a leader who looks after those little perks.’
Gem of a guy, Cummins is❤️ https://t.co/aCD0F3PMf8
— Biswajyoti Ghosh (@babai1994_) January 16, 2022