If people across the world are wondering if Australian men were going a little bonkers what with their overtly pink themed outfits and outfit ideas, think again. Today is Jane McGrath Day being celebrated across Australia and the Test is dedicated to the cause of breast cancer.
It has been a well known fact that Jane McGrath, the late wife of former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, had successfully fought breast cancer in the past only to suffer a remission fatally midway last year. Now there is a McGrath Foundation determined to raise awareness and money for the cause of breast cancer and Cricket Australia is in full support.
Hence, the overwhelming presence of the colour right through the stadium, the fans, the cricketers through their kits and apparel, really not a sea of blue but rather pink for a rather worthy cause.
Expectedly the crowds on Saturday and Sunday turned up in all their glory and form to sportingly wear pink. But somehow the SCG did not quite have the same effect on Monday when perhaps more people were forced to be at work than at the ground in Sydney.
Still the cause has received attention thanks to the humungous crowds that turned up over the weekend and certainly Australia are feeling less blue about the proceedings in the middle, literally and metaphorically speaking.