Adelaide captain Rory Sloane was left “blown away” by a post-game message from new teammate Fischer McAsey.
The young Crow, who played his first game against Sydney in Round One, found time to send his skipper a text message for the milestone 200th match.
Speaking on The Optus Crows Show, Sloane said it was a bright moment following a tough loss.
“(Fischer) sent me a really nice message, just how pumped he was to play,” Sloane said.
“For a young guy to do that, straight after a game, I was really blown away.
“It was so kind of him and was certainly nice for me to share that game with him.
“And before the match, it was one of the nicest moments having everyone sit in a big circle and hear his old man speak about Fischer… I love hearing those sorts of stories.”
Despite having to delay celebration plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sloane still managed to revel in the milestone with his teammates.
“I got there, at least I got the 200th ticked off,” Sloane said.
“I had big thing planned and a lot of family and friends were meant to come over from Melbourne.
“I’m glad I called it off in the end, (but) I had a few teammates around after the game, had some food catered… it was nice.”
Also on The Optus Crows Show this week, Taylor Walker reflects on the 2017 home preliminary final against Geelong and host Mark Bickley looks back at his AFL debut.
The Optus Crows Show will air on Sunday at 11.30am ACST on Channel 7 and be available to watch in full at afc.com.au.
Check out last week's episode here: