Rob Lewis, commonly known as 'England's most patient Cricket fan', the gentle Cricket soul who was stranded in Sri Lanka for 10 straight months amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the sole determination of cheering his mates in the England Vs Sri Lanka Test Cricket series, only to be kicked off Galle Fort moments before the match started, has finally been recognised by the England Cricket Team, as a hero in the world of Cricket!
Following the wrapping up of today's match winning England, Joe Root, the England Cricket Team Captain, paid tribute to Lewis for his courage and added thanks for backing up the team over phone.
Lewis had not abandoned hope, he had lost not only the opportunity to cheer his mates, but was also forced to isolate himself on an island 5,400 miles far from his homeland due to the abrupt suspension of air travels between the two countries amid the pandemic.
In the long-awaiting Barmy Army fan's attempt of witnessing the match from the point of Galle Fort Clock Post following months of isolation in the sole determination of cheering the England Team, Lewis was kicked off the premises by Police upon being told that no spectators were allowed to see the match from Galle Fort.
Millions of Cricket fans around the world witnessed this lone ranger's act at Galle Fort, cheering his country all alone.
Today, England Cricket has released a video of Root calling Lewis on its official Twitter.
Rob Lewis, Joe Root and England Cricket should be good role models for some of the players who are busy playing cards while their teammates are battling on the ground.
Watch Video released by England Cricket
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