Australian opener Chris Rogers was pushed to the stage at Ashes public celebrations on Tuesday at Sydney’s Opera House by Peter Siddle.


Rogers, who scored 463 runs from 10 innings at an average of 46.30, arrived late at the celebrations as his alarm didn’t get off.


“I slept in we will leave it at that,” Rogers was quoted as saying by The Australian.


“These moments don’t come along too often, if ever. To do it at 36 is unbelievable, it’s the best thing that’s happened in my career. I didn’t think that was going to happen and I have just enjoyed it. Probably a bit too much.”


The Victorian scored two centuries and three half-centuries and was the third-highest run-scorer in the series.


“I don’t think people knew how I could actually bat and it was important to show them how I could actually bat,” he said.