Women’s prodigy Megan Schutt believes Pat Cummins can become Australian ‘Prime Minister’
Cummins has simply been outstanding for Australia.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 6:37 pm
As far as the ongoing Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is concerned, Australia aren’t in the best of positions as they require a significant 141 runs on the last day with as many as two wickets remaining. The hosts have Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon as their overnight batsmen. Even as Lyon is not out on eight, Cummins remained not out on 61 from 103 deliveries.
He smacked five boundaries a six in his knock. Unlike the other batsmen, he didn’t look flustered after coming in to bat following Travis Head’s dismissal in the 51st over. In fact, he has been Australia’s highest run scorer in the match and their only half-centurion as well. First, he put on 39 with skipper Tim Paine and then shared an unbeaten stand of 43 with off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Cummins shows his potential
On the fourth day, he played a few strokes, which were good enough to make any specialist batsmen stand up an clap. Though chances of the home team making a comeback look bleak, Cummins has the chance of even scoring a century and take his team closer to the target. Previously, Cummins didn’t flatter to deceive by any stretch of the imagination, picking up a six-wicket haul.
In India’s second innings, the Sydney-born bowler also accounted for the wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli, who couldn’t open his account. In the meantime, Megan Schutt, the Australian women’s fast bowler, sarcastically mentioned that Cummins has the credentials to become the Australian Prime Minister owing to his all-round abilities.
Schutt has played three Tests, 48 ODIs and 47 T20Is in which she has notched nine, 71 and 57 wickets respectively after making her debut back in 2013 against New Zealand Women in Sydney. She took to Twitter, praised Cummins and wrote, “Pat Cummins for Prime Minister!? doing it alllllll #AUDvIND #canhewicketkeepthough,”
Here is Schutt’s tweet
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) December 29, 2018