Max Waight, a 12-year-old saved for four years just to watch Australia play in England.
In 2015, Max had watched Australia win the World Cup on home soil and it was then that he and his mother hatched a plan about going to England in 2019 and watch the Australian team take on England in their own backyard in the Ashes.
Ashes is one of the world’s oldest sporting rivalries and one of the biggest in cricket. It is no surprise thus to see packed stands whenever Australia play England.
His father Damien Waight told him that if he could earn 1,500 Australian dollars, he would take him to the UK.
Following this, Max and his mother came up with the idea of wheeling their neighbours’ rubbish bins out on the weekend for a charge of $1 per household.
The entire process went on for four years and Max kept on putting out bins on weekends. And at last, he was able to raise the money asked by his father, who booked the tickets and took the entire family to England to watch the ongoing fourth Ashes Test at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Max also got to meet his two favourite players — Steve Smith and Pat Cummins.
At lunch on Day 2, pacer James Pattinson gifted Max a team T-shirt signed by the entire Australia squad.
This INCREDIBLE #Ashes story is a must-watch!
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) September 6, 2019
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