Agar apologises to parents for falling short of debut century
London: Young Australian hero Ashton Agar has reportedly apologised to his proud parents after his debut Ashes and Test innings unfortunately ended just two runs short of a `fairytale` century at Trent Bridge.
Agar`s parents, along with their two other sons, arrived at Nottingham just moments before the all-rounder was handed his Baggy Green cap by Australian legend Glenn McGrath.
Although Agar appeared to shrug the fact that he would have achieved his debut century if he had not been dismissed while going for the boundary, he, however, went out to field looking for his family to apologise for falling short of three figures.
However, Agar`s proud father John said that he was not disappointed and added that his son did not have to apologise as he has every confidence that Agar will one day score a hundred given that he is very level-headed.
Stating that Agar played the innings with his trademark `freedom and no fear` attitude, Agar`s father further said that although his son has made four first-class 50s being a good player and handy with the bat, his playing in the Test level makes things all the more different.
Revealing that Agar and his brothers used to play cricket in the driveway at their home for an imitation Ashes urn, Agar`s father also said that the `driveway cricket` has made Agar and his siblings into the cricketers that they are now.
Meanwhile, Agar`s mother Sonia said that although it does not take much for her to cry, she, however, broke down after Agar turned the Test for Australia on its head with his record-breaking knock of 98.