Parents "dropped everything" to see Ashton Agar's Australia debut

Australia's Ashton Agar smiles as he passes fellow batsman Phillip Hughes as the pair surpass the record for a 10th wicket Test partnership on day two of the first Ashes Test on July 11, 2013
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Ashton Agar's parents reveal that they flew to England just two days before the start of the Ashes to see their son's Test debut for Australia.

Ashton Agar's parents have revealed that they "dropped everything" to make sure they got to see their son's debut Test appearance for Australia.

Coach Darren Lehmann told the 19-year-old that he would be playing in the opening Ashes Test two days before the match got underway.

"The coach, Darren Lehmann, told him on Monday to ring his folks back home, so we just dropped everything and flew over," The Sun quotes his father, John Agar, as saying.

"He may have fallen two short of a century but we don't care. We are over the moon. He's actually a very good batsman, you'd like to think one day he'd move higher in the order!"

His mother, Sonia, added: "When he was on nought, I was most nervous, I only started to relax when he got to 20."

Agar made 98 runs with the bat in his first innings as a Test player, which broke the world record for the highest score by a number 11 batsman.

Australia's Ashton Agar smiles as he passes fellow batsman Phillip Hughes as the pair surpass the record for a 10th wicket Test partnership on day two of the first Ashes Test on July 11, 2013
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