Mickey Edwards, the unknown cult hero of the SCG

Australian sports fans may have found their newest cult hero after a little known fast bowler from Manly-Warringah Cricket Club came onto the field at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the third Test against Pakistan on Saturday afternoon.

The Channel Nine commentary team were struggling to work out who the substitute fielder was as he was greeted with a rousing reaction from the crowd when fielding his first ball.

Crowd hero: Substitute fielder Mickey Edwards. Photo: Getty Images

Crowd hero: Substitute fielder Mickey Edwards. Photo: Getty Images

Mickey Edwards was a sight to see at 198cm with flowing gold locks leaking under his baggy green - a sight not lost on a day five crowd looking for some fun.

It was a fielding stint to remember for the fringe Sydney Sixers bowler, who received a standing ovation before the same crowd booed his replacement - an unusual experience, no doubt, for number one bat David Warner.

The local was soon trending on Twitter as his photo, the crowd reaction and calls for his return to the field were all widely shared, while his home club celebrated the 22-year-old's new found fame.

The excitement represented a seating upgrade from his spot at the Boxing Day Test last week, and a change in outfit too.

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