The bushfire crisis has seen several tennis personalities involved, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Pat Cash, former Wimbledon champion and world number 4, couldn’t stand back while seeing his beloved Australia burn to the ground while politicians like Prime Minister Scott Morrison and MP Craig Kelly do nothing in his opinion.
The famous 54 years old Aussie tennis player appeared during Good Morning Britain and expressed his opinion on the sorrowful events currently happening. "I've been watching this (climate crisis) happen, we know it was going to happen, the world disasters… this is just the start.
[...] It’s unprecedented (the bushfire crisis) — there’s no doubt this involves climate. [...] There’s lives being lost, there’s no one that hasn’t been touched in Australia”. , said Pat Cash during the breakfast TV show.
A record surface of 4.9 million hectares have burned during the Australian bushfires that scared a whole planet. And Cash thinks that Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has his share of the fault in this. “There’s been a very, very slow reaction from the Prime Minister.
Unfortunately, he didn’t listen to the fire chiefs. Six months ago, 20 of the ex-fire chiefs got together and wrote a letter and wanted to sit down with the Prime Minister warning exactly that this was going to happen.
(They said) ‘We’re inadequately equipped, we need to do something, we need to be ready for the disaster, it’s imminent’, and sure enough it is. He’s failed the firefighters — he’d been warned”.
, Cash pointed out. Besides Scott Morrison, the 1987 Wimbledon winner had targeted MP Craig Kelly who is another laid back fellow in his opinion. "He's (Craig Kelly) in the minority, he's got his head in his hands," Cash told co-hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.