Australia captain Pat Cummins lost his mother Maria Cummins on March 10, 2023, after battling with a prolonged illness. The veteran pace bowler left India after the second Test of the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he wanted to be with his mother in her last few days. The cricketer also pulled himself out of the ongoing ODI series to be with his family during the hard times as well.
On March 18, Pat Cummins shared a few photos with his mother where he also shared his childhood photos as fans, in the comment section, showed love and a lot of support for the cricketer. In the caption, he also shared how much he loves his mother and that she will forever be in the hearts of her loved ones as well.
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“Love you Mum. Forever in our hearts,” Cummins wrote.
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It is also noteworthy that, the Australian team also wore a black armband on Day 2 of the fourth Test against India at Ahmedabad in order to pay a tribute to Maria Cummins as well. However, in the absence of Pat Cummins, Steve Smith led the Australian side in the Test and also in the ongoing three-match ODI series against India. On the other hand, Indian captain Rohit Sharma too missed the first ODI but India managed to register a five-wicket win over the visitors.
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Steve Smith, the Australia captain said after the game: “We weren’t expecting this at the Wankhede, usually pretty good scores. India bowled really well. We probably left a few out there. If we had got over 250, it would have been interesting the way the ball was swinging and seaming. KL and Jaddu’s partnership was really good when they were under pressure. We started pretty well. Mitch played really nicely and took the game on early and got a few away and kept going. We lost too many wickets through the middle. We weren’t able to get a partnership and get to a reasonable total. We were always one partnership away from them beating us. Jadeja and Rahul showed how to do it. Maybe 260-270 (was a par score). I don’t think it was a great wicket, it was offering a fair bit for the seamers at times. The ball swung pretty much for 30-odd overs for both teams. We just needed to score more runs. Credit to India.”