James Faulkner announces his relationship with boyfriend Rob Jubb
The two have been together for five years now.
Updated - Apr 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Australia cricketer James Faulkner celebrating his 29th birthday on April 29, made a big announcement. In his birthday post on Instagram, the cricketer shared a picture with his mother Roslyn Carol Faulkner and boyfriend Rob Jubb. Faulkner in his post mentioned that the two have been together for half a decade now. He though is not the first cricketer to have come out and announced a same-sex relationship.
Ever since the Legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, was passed by the Australian parliament, a lot of cricketers have got married to their partners. Faulkner has been in the relationship with Rob Jubb from last five years and seems like the two would’ve now decided to take the next big step with it thus making a public announcement.
Faulker thus became the first male international cricketer to come out as gay. He was delighted to spend the day with his loved ones and posted a picture from the dinner with his boyfriend and mother. “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend @robjubbsta and my mother @roslyn_carol_faulkner #togetherfor5years,” the caption read.
Here’s his post:
As far as James Faulkner’s on-field heroics are concerned, his career has been cut short after a brilliant start. He was the Man of the Match in the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand and has faded away dramatically since then. Faulkner played 69 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for his country picking up 96 and 36 wickets respectively. He was the perfect all-rounder for his team averaging 34.43 in the 50-over format and also has a century to his name.
Apart from his international career, he shined in the IPL as well playing for different teams in 60 matches accounting for 59 wickets at an average of 30.14. He also scored 527 runs with the bat and the runs were scored at the strike-rate of 135.82.