A fortnight later,Richmond had defeated Great Western Sydney in the 2019 Australian Football League Grand Final in a clash that lived up to its name, with an attendance of 100,014, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
As the giant crowd attests, Australian Rules Football is a huge deal in the country.
They announced a partnership with Australian Rules Football Association of India (ARFAI), a programme that intends to bring 1,500 youngsters from Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh under its ambit.
“Aussie Rules Football is a sport that has the potential to spread to many youngsters in this city.
A proponent of Aussie Rules Football, the then-Australia skipper was made the face of the game, in turn sparking a good bit of word-of-mouth in the City of Joy.
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