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By Vaishvedhidha | Apr 30, 2019 02:55 PM

Hours after his Insta post was misunderstood, Australian all-rounder and Rajasthan Royals player James Faulkner cleared the air in another Insta post.

Insta post misunderstood this cricket player quickly explains

"Birthday dinner with the boyfriend (best mate!!!) @robjubbsta and my mother @roslyn_carol_faulkner ❤️❤️❤️ #togetherfor5years" James Faulkner posted on April 29 on Instagram.


Birthday dinner with the boyfriend (best mate!!!) @robjubbsta and my mother @roslyn_carol_faulkner ❤️❤️❤️ #togetherfor5years

A post shared by James Faulkner (@jfaulkner44) on

Misunderstanding the term "boyfriend," people started to misunderstand that he is gay and while some supported him, some were not really happy with it and abused him on the post. Many came to his support.

Hours after the misunderstanding, Faulkner posted another photo with a caption which explained that he is not gay. “There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community.”

“Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive.”

Cricket Australia too confirmed the misunderstanding, and said that it “does not consider the social commentary this morning from James Faulkner to be a joke, nor does James”.

“His comment was made as a genuine reflection of his relationship with his business partner, best friend and house mate of five years,” a CA statement read. “He was not contacted for clarification before some outlets reported his Instagram post as an announcement of a homosexual relationship.

“James and CA are supportive of the LGBQTI community and recognises coming out can be an incredibly emotional time. The post was not in any way meant to make light of this and, though the support from the community was overwhelming and positive.

“Cricket Australia apologises for any unintended offence.”