Aakash Chopra lauds Pat Cummins’ fiery spell vs MI
By SMCS - May 10, 2022 1:33 pm
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Former India opener turned commentator Aakash Chopra has said that Pat Cummins showed his worth against Mumbai Indians after being benched for the last few matches of IPL 2022. Cummins returned with the figures of 3/22 in his four overs as KKR bowled out the Mumbai Indians (MI) for 113 runs as well. While they won by 52 runs, this kept them alive in the IPL 2022 playoffs too.

Pat Cummins

While applauding Cummins’ spell in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “I am Australia’s captain and I remain the No. 1 Test bowler continuously and you don’t even feel me worthy enough of playing in your XI although your team has lost four-five consecutive matches. I think it hurt him slightly. Pat was sitting out for a long time. It seemed he was angry, was playing with a feeling of rancor. And here he got an opportunity again, he didn’t play at the start because he came from Pakistan and was not available due to the quarantine rules.”

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Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra has also added that Pat Cummins lost his place in KKR’s side due to his poor form even though he had played an explosive knock against MI. Notably, Cummins gave away 190 runs in four matches, going at 12 runs per over as well.

Pat Cummins took a 5-wicket haul

He said: “But then when he played, he played well, won the match against Mumbai by scoring 50 runs off 14 balls and after that, he was dropped. He was hit in two matches and he was dropped. After that, he was not played.”

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“He (Cummins) took three wickets. They were very important wickets, he dismissed Ishan Kishan – the only batter to score a half-century, Murugan Ashwin and Daniel Sams, by bowling the bouncers, by scaring and threatening the batters, we saw Jasprit Bumrah doing that in the first innings and Pat Cummins in the second,” Aakash Chopra concluded.