Turnbull knew he'd be in the commentary box.
Everyone knows what sort of patter to expect.
So Chairman Mal polished up this - ahem - yarn.
Another chapter from the pages of The Life Of A Prime Minister Without A Point.
“I had the English team down at Kirribilli the other day. I offered Joe Root a beer but he said, “it’s ok Mr Turnbull I don’t want a beer, I’ll have a water instead”. It was very funny”. #Ashes pic.twitter.com/5h3Lf6c4rp— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) January 6, 2018
PS Mal - for the avoidance of doubt, the story of a gentleman politely declining your offer of a beer in favour of water isn't funny, very funny or remotely anything.