On birthday, Faulkner reveals relationship with boyfriend

England’s Steven Davies was the first international cricketer to come out open as gay when he made the revelation in an interview in 2011.

James Faulkner last represented Australia in October 2017.   -  FILE PHOTO/AFP

 

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner decided to come out of closet to announce that he is in a same sex relationship.

Faulkner chose the occasion of his 29th birthday to make his relationship status public.

“Birthday dinner with the boyfriend @robjubbsta and my mother @roslyn_carol_faulkner#togetherfor5years,” read a caption of Faulkner’s Instagram post on Monday.

 

England’s Steven Davies was the first international cricketer to come out open as gay when he made the revelation in an interview in 2011.

Faulkner has represented Australia in one Test, 69 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals. He last played for his country in October 2017.

In World Cup 2015, Faulkner had won the Man of the Match award in the final that Australia won against New Zealand.