Mickey Edwards is paying the ultimate price for overnight superstardom; the wrath of his mum

Australian cricket's new cult hero is on the defensive…with his mum.

Mickey Edwards was the star of the final day of Australia's whitewash of Pakistan in Sydney.

 But Edwards mother's not happy because she missed his SCG cameo.

"Well Mum wasn't too happy,” he said.

“When I got home yesterday she was like, 'well where have you been?'  Cause I forgot to tell her that I was doing it.  Yeah, I got yelled at."

A small price to pay for becoming an instant favourite for Aussie cricket fans.

But the Sydney crowd really did love Mickey Edwards..

"Oh I don't really know, I think it's because I'm freakishly tall and have ridiculous hair, so I think that must have been it."

"It's literally the first time I've touched a cricket ball in 6 months. 

Mickey Edwards, SCG, Australia
Mickey Edwards during the final day of the SCG Test between Australia and Pakistan (AAP)

"I was praying the ball wouldn't come to me - then it kept coming to me"

The promising pace bowler was only supposed to run drinks but got the call up when David Warner fell ill.

 "Nathan Lyon thought it was funny to throw me the ball as much as he could because the crowd kept cheering whenever I got it. 

“They were asking for a wave and I had to ask Peter Handscomb what to do - do you wave back?  What's the protocol?

"I had my white shirt and I really wanted to go around and get it signed, but didn't want to be that much of a fan girl"

Edwards is a grade cricketer in Sydney, but a brighter future may await the overnight star.


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