Australian pacer James Faulkner, who spread widespread speculation that he is in a same-sex relationship with a social media post, has clarified that he is not gay.On Monday night, Faulkner had shared a post on Instagram saying he was having “dinner with the boyfriend” and adding a hashtag of “together for five years” alongside a photograph of his mother and Rob Jubb.”Birthday dinner with the boyfriend @robjubbsta and my mother @roslyn_carol_faulkner #togetherfor5years,” read the caption.
However, the 29-year-old has now said that his earlier post was misinterpreted, adding he is not gay and that Jubb was his best friend and “house mate”.”There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however, it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community,” said the left-arm Australian pacer in another Instagram post.”Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend.
Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive,” he added.A veteran of one Test, 69 ODIs and 24 T20 internationals, Faulkner had last donned the Aussie baggy green in a T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide on February 22, 2017. The all-rounder had won the Man of the Match award in the 2015 World Cup final which Australia had won by beating New Zealand by seven wickets.–IANS
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