IPL 2024
“He has won everything” – Irfan Pathan lauds Pat Cummins
By SMCS - May 20, 2024 9:00 am
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Former India player turned commentator Irfan Pathan has applauded Pat Cummins for leading the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) into the IPL 2024 playoffs. He also added that the SRH captain has been a very successful captain for Australia. SRH’s penultimate league game of the season against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in Hyderabad on Thursday (May 16) was washed out and they finished in the second sport as well.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

Speaking on Star Sports, Pathan credited Cummins for SRH’s turnaround this season as well. “Aiden Markram was the captain of this team last year. In this season, he has been dropped mid-season. The last season was so bad, they had to make changes. Vettori has been with the Australian team and has worked with Pat Cummins, so their harmony came to the fore fantastically even for the SunRisers Hyderabad.” he explained.

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“A train remains on track if all the bogies move together. Hyderabad’s train remained on track because its engine is very solid. Cummins has the experience. He has won everything. He has won the World Cup and the World Test Championship. He won a lot and had an amazing year,” the former India all-rounder further added.

SRH PBKS
SRH vs PBKS

However, the SunRisers Hyderabad finished last in IPL 2023 under Aiden Markram’s captaincy. They acquired Cummins at the IPL 2024 auction and appointed him their skipper and Irfan Pathan shared that Pat Cummins has brought much-needed stability to the SunRisers Hyderabad setup as well.

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“They made a massive bid for Pat Cummins in the auction not just as a player. All of us agree that he hasn’t set the IPL on fire as a player. He hasn’t done that this year as well but as a captain, he has brought stability. Such a team needs stability. Kane Williamson did a very good job with this team. He used to manage this team very well. When his performance went slightly down and he left, the situation became a little bad, and after that, that stability wasn’t seen. However, the stability was evident as soon as Cummins came,” Irfan Pathan concluded.