Bloke Makes The Most Aussie Proposal By Dropping To One Knee At The Ashes Pool Deck
Forget about finding a ring in a Four n' Twenty meat pie, a jar of Vegemite, or asking a kangaroo to present the box on bloody Bondi because this bloke has won the award for most Aussie proposal in history.
Not only was Michael Langridge at the Gabba in Brisbane, watching the Ashes, decked out in green and gold (including facial zinc) but he was at the fucking Pool Deck in his budgies when he got down on one knee to ask Tori Roebuck to marry him.
Credit: Channel 9/Wide World of Sport
While the 35,000-strong crowd were cheering on Aussie captain Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh as they valiantly fought to top England's total of 302, the fans went particularly wild for this incredibly true-blue proposal.
But because the moment was captured by Channel 9's Wide World of Sport, people around Australia and around the world also got to cheer them on.
Opinion on social media seemed to be split between 'most Aussie thing ever' and 'who the fuck would do that'.
A proposal just took place on the sidelines of #Ashes and well the girl said yes!! :heart_eyes: congratulations you guys! Definitely not a bad place to propose :sunglasses:
- siju mathew (@sijumathew94) November 24, 2017
Nothing better than when all the boys get around the proposal #Ashes pic.twitter.com/b1GllwPKcs
- Jake Mckenna (@J_Mckenna6) November 24, 2017
And that's a strong contender for Bogan Proposal of the Year. #Ashes
- Nick Lockyer (@nlockyer) November 24, 2017
That's sure to be a #happyeverafter. A poolside proposal at the #Ashes. Followed by a #pash and a #splash .
- Keithea Schaedler, Port Douglas Qld real estate (@portdouglas) November 24, 2017
Marriage proposal at the cricket. That fellas. Is how its done #Ashes
- AJ (@rockchick_ajay) November 24, 2017
One person wrote: "A proposal just took place on the sidelines of #Ashes and well the girl said yes!! Congratulations you guys! Definitely not a bad place to propose."
Regardless of the haters, Tori said yes and the pair seemed pretty stoked after their intimate moment was broadcast around the country.
The Pool Deck has been a feature of the Gabba for a year now and was first brought in for the day-night test against Pakistan. To be honest, it's not the worst way to watch cricket, especially as temperatures start to edge into the high 20s or low 30s. Imagine sitting in the pool, watching the Ashes with your mates, with a beer in your hand. Pure bliss.
You probably wouldn't be able to have drinks around the pool - but a boy can dream.
Australia has a bit of work to do to catch up to England's total, with the home side sitting on 165-4. Aussies shouldn't even flinch at the 137 runs to make at the grounds affectionately known as the 'Gabbatoir'. They still have enough time to notch up the runs to claim the first Ashes Test. Also on their side is the fact that they haven't lost a Test at the Queensland venue since 1988 when they were beaten by the West Indies.
But while that near 30-year run is impressive, Pakistan actually holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak at one home venue. The South Asian country won every match they played at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi between 1955 and 2000. Not bad, eh?
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