Bob Hawke sculls beer at SCG Test, wins standing ovation

FORMER Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, now 87-years-old, has sculled a beer to a standing ovation at the SCG Test match.

Hawke necked the frothy while pictured on the big screen during the third Test against Pakistan.

The former Labor leader's party trick is fast becoming a tradition at the Sydney Test - he performed a similar feat in 2012 when Australia took on India.

Hawke's feats on the amber ale first came to prominence when it was revealed he set a yard glass world speed drinking record in 1955 as a student in Oxford.

Hawke is currently the No.1 trending topic on social media.



GREAT DEAL: $5 a month for all the best stories, rewards

Premium Content GREAT DEAL: $5 a month for all the best stories, rewards

Get discount Binge streaming and Kayo live sports access

LETTER: Why O’Brien should do more to fix our housing crisis

Premium Content LETTER: Why O’Brien should do more to fix our housing crisis

‘In light of the misery... (he) suffered, why isn’t he at the forefront of making...

9 people to face Gympie  court today

Premium Content 9 people to face Gympie court today

The following people are facing Gympie Magistrates Court today on various charges.