Pat Cummins wouldn’t enjoy being the Australian Prime Minister
It was Shane Warne who was so impressed by Cummins' effort at MCG that he nominated the pacer for
Updated - Jan 2, 2019 12:07 pm
Pat Cummins was the lone bright spark in an otherwise dull performance from Australia in the third Test against India at the MCG. Team India had thoroughly dominated the contest to win it by 137 runs and go 2-1 up in the four-match series. In fact, the margin of the defeat could have been much greater but Cummins saved their blushes to some extent. It would be safe to say that the all-rounder has been the sole player from the Australian team who has performed consistently in the series.
Not only with the ball, the 25-year old, who had made his Test debut as a teenager in 2011, has also been impressive with the bat. His knock in the last Test would have put Australia’s top-order batsmen to shame. Australia looked all but out of the game after being bundled out for just 151 in reply to India’s 443 for 7. However, Cummins produced a stunning show to revive his team’s thin hopes. He blew away India’s top-order and finished the innings with a career-best 6 for 27. But his teammates disappointed again and Australia never looked in contention to chase down 399.
In fact, they looked set for a humiliating defeat after being subdued to 135 for 5 in the fourth innings. However, Cummins came up with his career-best performance with the bat too, scoring 63 to help Australia post a respectable 261 and push the game to the final day.
Cummins for Prime Minister
Meanwhile, Cummins has been garnering praise from all over after his MCG heroics. Legendary Shane Warne said that the pacer is captaincy material while some even jokingly nominated Cummins for the Prime Minister’s post. However, Cummins is in no mood to enter politics.
When asked whether he would like to become the PM during a party hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the New Year’s Day in Sydney, Cummins told cricket.com.au: “I don’t know about that. His [the Prime Minister] job is a lot more stressful than what I have to do. I think he said it’s the only time of the year he gets to turn on the TV and watch cricket. So I don’t think I would like that job.”