They say life imitates art, and often this can produce some embarrassingly awful outcomes, and some equally spectacular ones.
Last night, amid Aussie champion, Ash Barty’s wiping of Madison Keys, the cameraman managed to captured an equally outstanding wiping in the form of smeared Drumstick particles across the muzzle of one, Aussie cricketing legend, Steve Waugh.
You might be asking, what sort of art is Steve Waugh’s desert-laden faux pas imitating? Well, just about the highest form of art in existence; Seinfeld.
During the 1993 episode, “The Lip Reader”, George Costanza indulges in a gooey chocolate sundae while attending the US Open, during which he is caught on camera inadvertently covering his face in a messy smattering of ice cream, much to the amusement of the commentators, and Kramer.
Unsurprisingly, given the internet’s obsession with Seinfeld, the jokes, the memes, and the comparisons between Australia’s former Test Captain and the beloved 90s TV man-child came in thick and fast.
How good Steve Waugh pulling a Costanza at the tennis pic.twitter.com/6vAcb3ue3z
— James Lamb (@James_M_Lamb) January 27, 2022
— Anthony Clark (@AnthonyClarkAU) January 27, 2022
Even eating an ice cream, Steve Waugh looks intense.
— Titus O'Reily (@TitusOReily) January 27, 2022
Steve Waugh spent several minutes mentally disintegrating that ice cream before devouring it #AusOpen
— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) January 27, 2022
— Tomsun. (@tomkid88) January 27, 2022
Hopefully Waugh shows similar enthusiasm on Saturday night when homegrown hero, Ash Barty, attempts to become the first Australian women’s tennis player since Chris O’Neil in 1978 to win the Australian Open.
First she has to take down American young gun, Danielle Collins, who, despite currently ranking 30 in the world, has had an excellent run over the previous nine months, recording a 32-7 win-loss record and claiming her first WTA singles title.
However, if last night’s TV ratings are any indication, Australia is firmly behind Barty, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament.
Last night, Nine Network scored another impressive win with 1,341,000 metro viewers tuning in to watch its coverage of Barty’s historic victory.
It was a resounding victory for the network, beating rivals, Seven News, which scored 1,088,000 metro viewers.
Given the historic nature of Barty’s match tomorrow night, its likely to be one of the most viewed sporting events of the year, in line with State Of Origin, and the AFL and NRL grand finals.
If that isn’t worth inhaling a classic Aussie drumstick over then I don’t know what is.
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