Sport news The BARMIEST of the Barmy Army! England cricket fan belts out 'Jerusalem' on Galle's iconic fort as he watches first Test after travelling to Sri Lanka last MARCH to watch series then never leaving during the pandemic Metinews.com
MetiNews.Com - England fan Rob Lewis travelled out to Sri Lanka last March for the original Test series before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic - and his patience has now finally been rewarded.
Breaking News ! England fan Rob Lewis caused a stir before the first Test in Sri Lanka as the Barmy Army member belted out the words to 'Jerusalem' before being kicked off Galle's iconic fort by police!The 37-year-old - a web designer from Surrey - travelled out to Sri Lanka last March for the original Test series before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet Lewis stayed out in Sri Lanka in the hope that Joe Root's team would tour soon and, 10 months later, his patience was rewarded and he was videoed signing the iconic England cricket anthem on his own. England cricket fan Rob Lewis is in Sri Lanka and aimed to watch the Test on Galle's iconic fort Lewis belted out the words to 'Jerusalem' on his own - before police said he couldn't stay! RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next England make terrific start to first Test in Sri Lanka with... NASSER HUSSAIN: This talented England team can take their... Share this article Share 'I've been in Sri Lanka the whole time on blind faith, on a wing and a prayer,' Lewis told The Times on Wednesday.'I thought, "Oh, this coronavirus will be a month. I'll stay in for that month and then see what happens." But it rumbled on… there's never been a point where I thought I should go home.'Lewis has been able to financially support his stay in Sri Lanka since March and was hopeful, pre-match, of being able to watch the whole Test from the fort. However, he tweeted on Thursday that having spent all morning putting up banners, local police arrived and told him to take them down and leave.
. 'But it's offset by the cheaper cost of living here. Lewis travelled to Sri Lanka 10 months ago but decided to never leave despite the pandemic'Lucky enough, because it is Galle, we have the beautiful fort to watch (from).'I'm going to print a few hymn sheets out and try and get as many people to help me sing "Jerusalem" as possible.' Should he have witnessed any action, he would have been pleased with what he saw as England took three wickets in the morning session. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next England make terrific start to first Test in Sri Lanka with... NASSER HUSSAIN: This talented England team can take their...
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