Cummins and Shreyas Iyer
Cummins and Shreyas Iyer; Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer and all-rounder Pat Cummins were recently seen having fun in the gym ahead of their next IPL 2022 fixture.
The Knight Riders will lock horns with the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Saturday in a do-or-die clash. Ahead of their fixture, Cummins shared a funny video where he was seen dancing to a song along with Iyer.
The 28-year-old all-rounder had a blazing start to IPL 2022, blowing away five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten 56 off just 15 deliveries, including four boundaries and six maximums.
Cummins couldn’t do anything of note after that and was eventually dropped to accommodate Tim Southee in the playing XI.
Overall, Cummins has conceded runs at an economy of 12 runs per over in the four games he has played, where he has picked up four wickets. With the bat, he has managed another seven runs in three innings since the knock against Mumbai.
“You stop believing in your match-winners” – Yuvraj Singh slams KKR management for leaving out Pat Cummins
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh slammed Kolkata management for leaving out ‘match-winner’ Pat Cummins despite struggling to win matches on a consistent basis.
‘Pat Cummins was getting bowled every now and then in the nets’: KKR captain Shreyas Iyer
Taking to Twitter, the 2011 World Cup winner wrote:
“I’m so surprised to see @patcummins30 sit out unless he’s injured? World-class all-rounder. If someone has had 2 or 3 tough games does it mean u stop believing in your match winners? cause they can win you 3 in a row as well !! just my opinion 🤷🏻♂️ #DCvKKR.”
Shreyas Iyer’s comments came after Cummins equaled KL Rahul’s fastest IPL fifty off 14 balls and helped KKR beat MI by 5 wickets on Wednesday. Cummins slammed an incredibly 56* off 15 balls that included 6 sixes and 4 fours.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer said Pat Cummins was “getting bowled every now and then” in the practice session on the eve of the KKR vs MI IPL 2022 match in Pune. Iyer’s comments came after Cummins equaled KL Rahul’s fastest IPL fifty off 14 balls and helped KKR beat MI by 5 wickets on Wednesday. Cummins slammed an incredibly 56* off 15 balls that included 6 sixes and 4 fours.
“Extraordinary! I couldn’t believe the way he (Cummins) was hitting the ball. Because yesterday in the nets, he was getting bowled now and then, I was batting in the nets beside him then,” Iyer said in the post-match presentation.
Cummins was playing his first match of IPL 2022 as he was busy with the Pakistan tour. The Australia Test captain joined the KKR squad last week and after completing a mandatory three-day quarantine, got down to business and straightaway made a match-winning impact against the five-time champions.