9 News – Former prime minister Bob Hawke shows no sign of slowing down in his twilight years after once again delighting the crowd by skolling a beer at the SCG Ashes Test.

Summary

  • Former prime minister Bob Hawke shows no sign of slowing down in his twilight years after once again delighting the crowd by skolling a beer at the SCG Ashes Test.
  • Mr Hawke, 88, was watching the cricket at the historic ground with a beer in hand when he appeared on the big screen.
  • Mr Hawke, who served as prime minister from 1983-1991, famously set a world record for drinking a yard-glass as a student at Oxford University in 1955.
  • The applause which greets him on such occasions is something current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would no doubt envy – along with Mr Hawke’s high approval ratings.
  • Mr Turnbull famously attracted controversy last year when he posted a photo of himself holding both a beer and his baby granddaughter at a Sydney Swans game in September with the caption “Multitasking at the footy”.


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