Pat Cummins wants to take Zaheer Khan with him to Australia

Pat Cummins wants to take Zaheer Khan with him to Australia

“I wish I could bring (Zaheer Khan) back to Australia with me. I’m just really enjoying playing with him," Cummins said.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins of Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Although Zaheer Khan is still playing competitive cricket, most cricketers of this age consider him a great of the sport. Zaheer has inspired many bowlers in the country, and this time around, he is inspiring Delhi cricketers with his captaincy skills.

Pat Cummins, who has been a vital part of the DD outfit which is led by Zaheer, said that he is really enjoying working under the former India international. Delhi Daredevils lost their most recent outing against an upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders. However, it unarguably has a great bowling attack, consisting of Zaheer, Chris Morris, Cummins, and Amit Mishra. These group of bowlers have proved lethal in the tournament thus far, and only a few hours ago, Gautam Gambhir had said that Delhi has the best bowling department.

Meanwhile, Pat Cummins, in the post match conference after the loss to KKR, wished he could take Zaheer with him to Australia after the IPL.

“I wish I could bring (Zaheer Khan) back to Australia with me. I’m just really enjoying playing with him. It’s not often you get a bowler as a captain and especially such an experienced one,” he said.

Delhi Daredevils stand third on the points table, with two wins out of the four games they have played. Cummins further revealed that Zaheer ensures he feels free and asks him not to worry about field placements. “You want to bowl a yorker, bowl a yorker. You want to bowl a bouncer, bowl a bouncer,” he said in his description of the conversations he and Zaheer have.

The standout point in KKR’s chase was an 110 runs partnership between Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. Cummins admitted that his team got it wrong tactically after managing to remove KKR three top batsmen in the first three overs itself.