Opening batsman slapped with punishment after enjoying celebrations too much.
You could forgive the Australian Test side for celebrating long and hard after recently wrapping up their hugely successful Ashes campaign.
But even in the aftermath of one of the best series victories in Australia’s history there is a time for discipline as opening batsman Chris Rogers found out the hard way.
Rogers was fined by coach Darren Lehmann for arriving late to the team’s civic reception at the Sydney Opera House, where thousands of people turned out to publicly congratulate the team that thumped England 5-0 and returned the Urn to their shores.
The veteran missed much of the offcial part of the ceremony, and when he did arrive with his eyes hidden by dark sunglasses, he was sheepish for his conspicuous absence.
“I’m just enjoying it probably a bit too much,” Rogers said at the time.
As if to mask over the fact he was not there for much of the ceremony, Rogers busted out his famous dance moves, which has been talked up in the aftermath of Australian final Test win of the series at the SCG.
Rogers admitted he learned his lesson from the fine and said he knew there was a line still that could be crossed in the midst of celebrations.
“(Lehmann) has given me a bit of a slap on the wrist, and if you do the crime you’ve got do the time and fair enough,” Rogers said.
“I do apologise for being late. It was fantastic for so many people to turn up … that’s why I probably had to get up on the dance floor.”
Rogers and the Australian side will next take on South Africa on the road, in what should be a mouth-watering clash of Test cricket with the in-form Aussie bowling attack to clash with the impressive Proteas’ top-order.