In an unexpected turn of events, the police needed to be called for intervening a post Ashes party in Hobart, involving three Australian cricketers, England skipper Joe Root, and veteran fast bowler, James Anderson. A video was made by the officers on-site, who can be heard saying that it is meant for the lawyers.
In the video Nathan Lyon, Root, Travis Head, Anderson, and Alex Carey can be seen enjoying themselves together at the hotel rooftop. According to the latest reports, the scenes recorded are from Monday morning as Lyon and Carey were seen in their uniforms, following the conclusion of the fifth and final Test in Hobart, which the hosts won by 146 runs.
A clock on the wall read 6.30 am, suggesting that England and Australia players had a night-long party to celebrate the end of Ashes series, which Australia won 4-0. The report added that police assistance was requested by the hotel staff after noise complaints. Following the confrontation, the bunch of cricketers was obliged to end the party and left the scene.
Here is the video shared by the Hobart police:
— Matt de Groot (@mattdegroot_) January 18, 2022
Meanwhile, in another incident newly-appointed Test skipper, Pat Cummins’ leadership qualities were on full display. In a warm gesture, which has been applauded on social media platforms, Cummins was seen instructing his teammates to stop popping the corks of the champagne bottle as Usman Khawaja was sidelined from the celebrations.
Usman Khawaja had stepped aside to avoid being sprayed with alcohol in keeping with his religious beliefs.
Pat Cummins realises Usman Khawaja had to step aside because of the alcohol spraying celebrations, asks his other teammates to put the drinks away and calls Khawaja back over to the centre of the victory photo to celebrate. This was nice ❤pic.twitter.com/zykZ4bWa9Y
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) January 16, 2022
The Australian skipper then signaled Usman Khawaja, who scored centuries in both the innings on his Test return, to join the celebrations, a moment which was well received by the cricket fans. Meanwhile, Khawaja too lauded the classy act of his captain and in a tweet said that the team are heading in the right direction.