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Pat Cummins' Classy Gesture To Muslim Teammate Usman Khawaja

Max Sherry


Pat Cummins' Classy Gesture To Muslim Teammate Usman Khawaja

Pat Cummins has proved just how much of a proper Test captain he is.

Yes, leading Australia to a 4-0 win over England in one of the most dominant Ashes performances in recent years is pretty impressive in itself.

But the world's best fast-bowler has exhibited great leadership in other parts of the field as well.

In a sign of true respect, Cummins had the presence of mind to instruct his teammate to delay the spraying of champagne during their Ashes celebration so batsman Usman Khawaja could be involved too.

When the urn was handed to Cummins and the team gathered for photographs, Khawaja scampered away off screen.

The fourth Test hero at the Sydney Cricket Ground is a Muslim and his religion means he cannot drink alcohol.

So to avoid being covered in it during the customary spraying of champagne, Khawaja quickly ran away.

Recognising this, Cummins instructed his teammates to hold off on opening anymore bottles and invited Khawaja back into the frame to join in with the celebrations.

Other players like Marnus Labuschagne, Scott Boland and Travis Head could also be seen calling Khawaja back over.

It was a small but very classy gesture on Cummins' behalf which once again showcases the bloke's elite leadership ability in the baggy green.

As for Usman, it would have meant a lot to him too, of course.

Featured Image Credit: Ch7

Topics: ashes, Cricket News, Australia

Max Sherry
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