Bob Hawke once set the world record for speed drinking beer, and he has kept in shape at every opportunity, drawing a huge media contingent at the Ashes
It was a moment that couldn’t have been more Australian.
Egged on by dozens of boisterous fans dressed as legendary commentator Richie Benaud, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke downed a pint of beer in 10 seconds flat at the Sydney Ashes Test.
The 84-year-old didn’t hesitate when challenged by rowdy fans and necked the pint in the time it takes to say ‘Amber nectar.’
It’s not the first time the former PM, who was in office between 1983 and 1991, has downed ‘one for his country.’
He was caught on camera doing the same thing at the same Sydney Test last year and famously holds a world record for seeing off a yard of ale in just 11 seconds during the 1950s.
It was an entertaining sideshow to a second day in which England were further humiliated, with a 5-0 whitewash now looking inevitable.
They were bowled out for a miserable 155 – having been 23-5 at one point – and were then put to the sword by Australia’s batsmen, who established a 311-run lead.
Source: Daily Mail