Updated: May 9, 2020 10:27:37 pm
Pat Cummins, the most costly participant of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Saturday thanked Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum for selecting him for a report sum of Rs 15.5 crore.
The primary ICC Test bowler, who was a part of their IPL-2014 successful workforce, was slated to don KKR jersey once more within the IPL this 12 months however the match initially scheduled from March 29 has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“I owe Baz (McCullum) and the rest of the staff who picked me a few dinners at least. Someone like Baz, I have played against him, is a great cricketer and an international captain,” the Aussie star pacer, who turned 27 on Friday, mentioned in an interview on KKR web site.
“To get that form of reassurance that you’ve obtained one thing that I really need within the workforce’ is nice for me. I feel a giant contract brings huge tasks, however greater than something, it brings loads of pleasure.
“Once you are out there, you forget about the contract really quickly, and it’s mainly about being with the team and trying to win. I am really excited to be with the squad we put together for this season.”
The scenario with the COVID-19 has led to talks across the truth that saliva may not be allowed to shine the ball anymore and Cummins mentioned there has to be another choice.
“Things will change in all sports, I agree. But I think there has to be some other option. Saliva or any other substance, as long as we are able to shine the ball, I am okay,” the ICC Test participant of the 12 months mentioned.
“As a quick bowler, you gotta have the option to shine the ball. The cause why everybody loves Test cricket is as a result of it has a lot artwork to it. You have swing bowlers, spinners, you’ve gotten all these totally different facets that make Test cricket what it’s.
“I think if you can’t shine the ball, it takes away swing bowling, reverse swing bowling… so much really. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to give batsmen any reason to score more runs.”
Cummins is spending the lockdown in his farm about an hour-and-a-half south of Sydney.
“Over right here, I can nonetheless go for runs, and I’ve a primary weights setup. We have some cows right here, who I’ve been feeding. I’ve additionally been performing some gardening jobs. So yeah, having fun with the contemporary air fairly a bit.
“There is absolutely no cricketer here on the farm. Hopefully, it stays that way, it is my getaway spot from cricket. We are on the road so much usually, I come here to take those breaks.”
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