12-year-old young kid Max Waight put out bins to watch Ashes
It can be said, without a doubt, that the madness of the Ashes series between Australia and England transcends any other cricket rivalry in the world. Both countries have fans who can go at any measure to support their teams. One of those fans is 12-year-old young kid Max Waight, who saved his hard-earned money for about four years to watch the ongoing ashes series in England catches attention.
Back In 2015, 12-years-old young kid, Max Waight watch Australia win the World Cup on home soil, and that’s when he and his mother hatched a plan to go to England in 2019 and saw the Australian team face England in their backyard in the ashes.
Max Waight’s father Damien Waight told him that if he could win A$1,500, he would take him to the UK. After this, Max and his mother came up with the idea of taking the trash cans out of their neighbors over the weekend for a low cost of $1 per home.
The whole process continued for four years, and Max continued to take out containers on weekends. And finally, he was able to raise the money asked of him by his father, who booked the tickets and took the whole family to England to see the fourth Ash Test underway at Old Trafford in Manchester.
“When I said it, I had to move on. If I saved the money, I wasn’t going to let you down,” Damien said.
“You don’t move quickly in your mind at first, and you think you’re going to do it, but it’s good that we’re here. It’s an amazing experience. We have all our family and another close-knit family that we’re friends. We’re making memories,” he added.
Max also met his two favourite players: Steve Smith and Pat Cummins.
“Steve Smith and Pat Cummins are my favorites. I have to talk to them about how they prepare and play the game. It was a lot of fun,” Max said.
At lunch on day 2, pacemaker James Pattinson gave Max a team jersey signed by the entire Australian team.
“I really enjoy playing and watching cricket as It’s just a passion of mine,” 12-years-old Max said.