Watch: Usman Khawaja steps aside due to champagne spraying, Pat Cummins asks teammates to stop and calls him back to join the celebration
The video has been shared hundreds of times on social media
Aussie captain Pat Cummins is getting tons of praise on social media after a video of his gesture for Usman Khawaja during the Ashes trophy celebration went viral. The Australian cricket team defeated England in the final test of Ashes to win the series 4-0.
During the trophy celebration, Usman Khawaja had to step aside due to the champagne spraying, which is a common practice in sports. In the past, we have also seen other Muslim cricketers, particularly Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, doing the same.
Pat Cummins has won the hearts of millions of cricket fans, when he asked his teammates to stop the champagne spraying and asked Usman Khawaja to join the team for a group photo. The video has been going viral across the internet and the Australian captain is getting widespread praise.
Watch the video:
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
Reacting to the video, fast bowler Umar Gul wrote that Cummins has proved himself to be a true leader.
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) January 16, 2022
Here’s what others have to say:
Fantastic awareness and sensitivity shown by Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins during his team’s victory over England, last night.
He tells the team to put away the champagne, so that his Muslim teammate Usman Khawaja can join in the celebration. pic.twitter.com/fuw3DReYve
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) January 17, 2022
Pat Cummins ❤️ https://t.co/ZjEyxfEL87
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) January 16, 2022
May seem like a relatively small gesture by Pat Cummins, but would have been massive for Usman in feeling acknowledged and part of the team ??? https://t.co/EgYOhhDfTY
— DrZaf (@sportsdrzaf) January 16, 2022
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 Australian Cricket Team were celebrating winning The Ashes, when Pat Cummins realised his Muslim teammate, Usman Khawaja, had stepped aside to avoid being sprayed by alcohol.
So he told his teammates to put the drinks away, and calls Usman to join in the celebrations pic.twitter.com/AHL37x5Vil
— . (@Alhamdhulillaah) January 17, 2022
Usman Khawaja made history when he became the first-ever Muslim to represent the Australian men’s team. During the Ashes, he scored two centuries in the fourth test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
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