Why Aussie stars like Ian Healy are praising Bluey’s cricketing episode – and even choking back tears – after he outclassed Australians to win the Test World Championship
- Bluey’s episode dubbed ‘cricket’ stole the hearts of many fans
- Shows character Rusty’s rise from cricket to stardom
- The great test Ian Healy felt it was a throwback to simpler times
- Commentators Andy Maher and Trent Copeland also impressed
A number of Australian cricketing identities – including decorated wicketkeeper Ian Healy – can’t get enough of animated series Bluey after the popular children’s show paid tribute to the sport in a recent episode.
The episode in question was a ratings hit – it had more viewers than Pat Cummins’ side winning the World Test Championship against India on Sunday night.
Healy, who played 119 Tests for Australia, felt the show produced in Brisbane is a throwback to simpler times.
“We think we’re busier than ever, backyards are smaller than they used to be and just go to the park now, there may be safety issues,” he said. declared. News Corp.
“At a time when the game is trying to bring cricket into more schools, it’s good to see this episode come out. I love Bluey – just the simple strong messages. You sit down to watch one episode and end up watching three or four.
A number of Australian cricket stars – including decorated wicketkeeper Ian Healy (pictured) – can’t get enough of animated series Bluey after the popular children’s show paid tribute to the sport
The seven-minute episode showed Rusty’s athletic journey from backyard to Test cricket
Episode Bluey (563,000) had more views than Australia’s World Test Championship win over India (524,000) on Sunday night
Former opening drummer Ed Cowan reportedly choked back tears while watching the episode, with former Australian paceman turned media personality Trent Copeland Tweeter ‘how good’ after relaxing and enjoying the show.
Commentator Andy Maher felt the series three episode was a “thing of beauty”, with The Grade Cricketer co-host Sam Perry stating that the detail was “perfect” from start to finish.
In Bluey’s episode simply titled “Cricket”, viewers meet Rusty, whose passion for cricket can rival Steve Smith.
We see him practicing this sport at every free moment, whether with his brothers in the garden, with other friends in the park and even alone, hitting a tennis ball against the wall and trying to knock over a single stump.
If that wasn’t enough, the cricketer tragic also sleeps with a cricket bat by his bed.
Rusty’s talent – which starts in the backyard, as it has for so many stars of the game – ends up paying off, with one of the final scenes showing the drummer heading to the famous Gabba in Brisbane to represent Australia.
And given that episode Bluey (563,000 views) had more eyes on the screen than the victory over India (524,000) at the Oval, cricket could still explode in the United States, where the series is a huge success.