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WATCH: 82-year-old former Australian PM delights cricket crowd – by downing a beer

Meet Bob Hawke, man of the people.


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AT 82, former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke no longer needs to play to the masses in order to win votes — but he’s still doing it anyway.

The Labour politician delighted cricket fans at Wednesday’s second test between Australia and India in Sydney when he downed a pint of beer in one gulp.

Hawke was being escorted through the crowd when he was handed a plastic cup by a spectator who encouraged him to have “one for the country.”

Without blinking, he knocked back the beer, draining the cup in 10 seconds as fans roared him on.

I guess that’s just how they do things down under…

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