Aussie cricketer Faulkner’s social media post sparks huge reaction

Australian cricketer James Faulkner, best known for his exploits in the limited overs format of the game, sparked widespread speculation he is in a same-sex relationship with a post on social media before Cricket Australia confirmed it had been misinterpreted.

The 29-year-old wrote on an Instagram post he was having «dinner with the boyfriend» and adding a hashtag of «together for five years» alongside a photograph of his mother and Rob Jubb.

James Faulkner's social media post sparked a huge reaction.

James Faulkner’s social media post sparked a huge reaction.Credit:AAP

A Cricket Australia spokesman said on Tuesday that Faulkner’s post had been «misinterpreted», adding that the person he is posing with is his business partner.

So far the post has drawn more than 18,000 likes and over 800 comments, with plenty of followers believing the post was a declaration that Faulkner was gay, including some other cricketers.




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