Michael Vaughan Tips Pat Cummins As Australia’s Greatest Since Sir Don Bradman
By CricShots - Jan 4, 2024 1:44 pm
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After a stellar 2023, marked by triumphs in the World Test Championship, ODI World Cup, and the retention of the Ashes as captain, Pat Cummins kicked off 2024 with an outstanding five-for in the third Test against Pakistan in Sydney. The pace sensation has continued his exceptional form in the ongoing series, securing three consecutive five-wicket hauls.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

Former cricketer Michael Vaughan, impressed by Cummins’ performance, went on to praise him, suggesting that the 30-year-old could potentially become the greatest Australian cricketer since Sir Don Bradman.

Vaughan commended Cummins for his remarkable consistency and excellence in the longest format of the game. He also acknowledged Cummins’ captaincy, highlighting Australia’s success across all three formats under his leadership.

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While Vaughan acknowledged that Cummins might not surpass the legendary Bradman, he envisioned the pace maestro being considered as Australia’s greatest cricketer after him, given Cummins’ exceptional bowling skills, captaincy, and impressive statistics.

“I saw a bit of DK Lillee (Dennis Lillee), but I think Pat Cummins. I do not think he is ever going to surpass Sir Don, but I think Pat Cummins is going to be Australia’s greatest cricketer after Sir Don. I honestly think he is that good. His bowling. His captaincy. His numbers. He has five to seven years left to play,” commented Michael Vaughan on Fox Cricket.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

“I honestly think he is that good that we will be talking about him in a few years as being just behind Sir Don Bradman as the greatest Australian cricketer,” Michael Vaughan concluded.

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Under Cummins’ captaincy, Australia currently leads the three-match series 2-0, eyeing a whitewash. However, rain and bad light interrupted play on Day 2 of the third Test, with the hosts trailing by 197 runs. Aamer Jamal and Agha Salman showcased bowling brilliance for Pakistan. To stage a comeback in the game, the visitors will need to elevate their performance in the remaining three days.