As his euphoric teammates began popping champagne bottles on the stage at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval, Khawaja stepped apart to keep away from being sprayed with alcohol in step with his spiritual beliefs.
Cummins rapidly observed and requested his teammates to place apart the bottles and gestured for Khawaja to rejoin them on the dais.
Khawaja, who performed the final two matches of the five-test sequence, returned to the stage and kneeled beside Cummins because the victorious facet let loose a roar posing for the cameras.
If this video does not present you that the boys have my again, I do not know what is going to. They stopped their regular champagne celebrations so I might rejoin. Inclusivity within the recreation and our values as a sport are so necessary. I really feel like we’re trending in the best route ???? https://t.co/LrthzP9v2N
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) January 17, 2022
“Usman is clearly Muslim, so he does not just like the champagne being thrown,” Cummins, who additionally completed as the best wicket-taker within the sequence victory over England, instructed reporters.