12-year-old boy picks garbage for 4 years to fulfill dream of watching Ashes

first_img Next Asian News International ManchesterSeptember 6, 2019UPDATED: September 6, 2019 12:53 IST Max Waight was gifted a signed Australia Test jersey by James Pattinson in Manchester (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMax Waight dreamed of watching the Ashes in England after Australia won the World Cup in 2015He started taking care of neighbour’s garbage bins for money in order to save for his tripAfter 4 years of saving money, Max is finally in England with his family living his dreamThe oldest cricketing rivalry between England and Australia has a fan following like no other and to showcase his love for the team from Down Under, a 12-year-old boy, Max Waight, saved four years of ‘hard-earned’ pocket money to watch the ongoing series in England.”I sat next to Steve Waugh, Justin Langer, and Nathan Lyon. Justin Langer showed me the plan book which was amazing to see all his notes and talking to Steve Waugh was amazing too,” cricket.com.au quoted Max as saying.”Steve Smith and Pat Cummins are my favourites. I got to talk to them about how they prepare and play the game. It was very enjoyable,” he added.The kid had seen Australia lift the World Cup in 2015 on their home soil and it was then that he wanted to travel to the UK to watch his favourite team take on England in the high-voltage series.But travelling to England was not that simple. His father, Damien, promised him that if he could raise AUD 1500, he would end up taking Max to the UK. Raising AUD 1500 was not easy for the kid, but he and his mother came up with a plan of taking out the neighbours’ rubbish bins on the weekends for the charge of just AUD 1 per household.The kid then wrote a letter to all his neighbours, offering his waste management services and he attracted customers in no time. The whole process went on for four years and he kept on taking the bins out on weekends. He took breaks when he was unable to take out the garbage bins or was ill.advertisementWhen he was unable to do so, his parents and younger brother did the job to keep the process going. And at last, when the kid accumulated the required money, his father kept the promise and booked the tickets for the entire family to go to England to watch the ongoing fourth Ashes Test in Manchester.”When I said it, I had to follow through. If he saved up the money I was not going to let him down,” cricket.com.au quoted Damien as saying.”You do not fast forward in your mind at the start and think you are going to do it but it is good that we are here. It is an amazing experience, we have got our whole family and another close family that we are friends with. We are just making memories,” he added.Max and his brother travelled to Old Trafford on the team bus and Max was seen sitting next to Australia coach Justin Langer.In the ongoing fourth Test of the Ashes, Australia declared their first innings at 497/8 after Steve Smith’s double ton. England were reduced to 23/1 at the close of play on day two of the Test.Also Read | Steve Smith recreating Don Bradman for those who haven’t seen the legend batAlso Read | Ashes 2019 4th Test: Magnificent Steve Smith puts Australia in command on day 2For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow James Pattinson 12-year-old boy picks garbage for 4 years to fulfill dream of watching AshesMax Waight, a 12-year-old boy, from Australia is currently living his dream of watching his favourite cricket stars in action during the ongoing 4th Ashes Test in Manchester.advertisementlast_img

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