Australia's newest prime minister showed the nation that he is a man of many talents on Thursday night, scoring a perfect field goal on the ground of his favorite team.
The 50-year-old man was commissioned to make his first television interview, but he used the slot to embarrass the sporting skills of the previous national leaders, instead of discussing politics.
Mr. Morrison spoke with Darryl Brohman of The Footy Show at his "Shark Park". local in Cronulla, showing a useful tip kick and a perfect fall kick.
The fan of rugby league and staunch defender of Cronulla Sharks showed much more grace on the football field than many of the leaders before him.
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Australia's newest prime minister showed the nation that he is a man of many talents, since he has a perfect field goal
From Kevin Rudd's weird handball technique to John Howard's shameful bowling alley: Australian prime ministers have been ashamed of themselves when trying to show off their sports prowess in front of the cameras.
In 2017, Malcolm Turnbull failed miserably while trying his luck at a basketball game.
Under the pressure of a room full of spectators ready for the camera, Mr. Turnbull could not get a basketball in the hoop almost directly below it.
His predecessor, Tony Abbott, also suffered an avalanche of ridicule after giving up a second-grade rugby game with a twin injury to just ten minutes.
The 60-year-old former prime minister also joked tirelessly for his love of tight and bright speedos when swimming.
Under the pressure of a room full of spectators and recording devices, Malcolm Turnbull could not get a basketball in the hoop almost directly below it.
Kevin Rudd's uncoordinated attempt at handball with a group of school-age students saw him become the subject of widespread ridicule
The former leader provoked laughter from students and teachers as he tried to hit the tennis ball
Tony Abbott had an avalanche of ridicule after giving up a second-grade rugby game with a calf injury within ten minutes. He was also the target of his passion for fast speeds.
John Howard, who served as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, was known for his daily morning walks and questionable sweatshop options.
Famous, on one of Mr. Howard's trips to Pakistan while he was in power, he was filmed playing three separate bowls in an improvised cricket field in front of the locals.
Eventually he changed position in defeat in front of the cheering crowd.
Bob Hawke, who served two terms and was the longest serving Labor prime minister, was injured when a friendly cricket game took a dark turn.
A dishonest cricket ball hit him in the face, shattering his glasses and sending him to the emergency room with fragments of glass in his eye.
Kevin Rudd's uncoordinated attempt on a group of school-age students is a far cry from Mr. Morrison's impeccable ball handling skills.
While Mr. Rudd waved his limbs trying to connect with the tennis ball, Mr. Morrison quietly scored two of three field goals, and the other hit the post.
"Brilliant kicks from our prime minister," said Brohman, a retired commentator from the rugby league turned commentator.
John Howard was recorded playing three separate bowls in an improvised cricket field, before changing positions in the defeat in front of a crowd that cheered him
Bob Hawke was injured when fragments of glass accumulated in his eye after a game of friendly cricket became expensive
A cricket ball rogue hit him in the face, breaking his glasses and cost him a trip to the emergency room
Mr. Morrison's success was reflected when the couple went on to perform kicks.
In addition to an intentional indirect kick that flew directly into the chest of his interviewer, the Prime Minister received positive praise for that skill as well.
He spoke of his enthusiasm to see his team hopefully win a second grand final, while the Sharks sneak silently into the coveted position of the first four a week of the final.
Mr. Morrison pointed to the stands where he and his daughter still sit to enjoy the games, throwing suggestions that he would move to a corporate box after his promotion.
"Comrade, I'll be sitting there, nothing will change," he said.
Apart from a stray kick that flew directly into the chest of his interviewer, the prime minister received positive praise for that skill as well.