As his euphoric teammates started out popping champagne bottles on the stage at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval, Khawaja stepped apart to prevent getting sprayed with alcoholic beverages in trying to keep with his religious beliefs.
@AatifNawaz Very good leader normally appears immediately after the workforce as a whole and respects every person similarly and @patcummins30 has… https://t.co/gv2btgErDS
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) 1642357047000
Cummins promptly recognized and questioned his teammates to put aside the bottles and gestured for Khawaja to rejoin them on the dais.
Khawaja, who played the previous two matches of the 5-Check series, returned to the phase and kneeled beside Cummins as the victorious aspect permit out a roar posing for the cameras.
“We have got a definitely diverse bunch of men and women and you want to celebrate that, you want to make absolutely sure all people feels comfortable staying themselves. That was just one particular second,” Cummins explained to reporters on Monday.
“The boys are wonderful in that place. They often appear soon after every single other. It is really a seriously limited-knit team.
“I assume 1 of the good reasons is there is a whole lot of respect and enjoy for every other. We experienced to make positive our group mate was in the picture with us.”
Playing his initially Check in 2-1/2 years, Khawaja smashed a hundred in each and every innings of the fourth match in Sydney batting in the center get.
Opening the innings in Hobart, the left-hander scored six and 11 but continue to concluded as the fifth highest scorer in the five-match series.
The remaining-hander took to Twitter to thank Cummins for his gesture.
“If this video clip would not clearly show you that the boys have my again, I never know what will,” wrote Khawaja.
If this movie isn’t going to present you that the boys have my again, I really don’t know what will. They stopped their usual champa… https://t.co/qg5TcZZkv9
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) 1642404214000
“They stopped their normal champagne celebrations so I could rejoin. Inclusivity in the activity and our values as a activity are so critical. I really feel like we are trending in the proper direction.”
Cummins’ “stylish” gesture went viral on social media and was praised by admirers as wells as previous England cricketer Isa Guha.
“Fantastic chief often appears following the staff as a complete and respects everyone equally and @patcummins30 has revealed to be that chief,” previous Pakistan quick bowler Umar Gul stated on Twitter.
The Islamabad-born participant was part of a Cricket Australia working group aimed at rising diversity in the recreation.