IPL 2024: WATCH – Cummins caught watching Dhoni's batting highlights during press conference, video goes viral

Pat Cummins is set to lead SRH in the IPL 2024 final against KKR on May 26.

Pat Cummins | ScreengrabPat Cummins’ stocks as a leader have grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 months. He captained Australia to the World Test Championship (WTC) and ODI World Cup triumphs last year.

The Aussie pacer is now on the verge of adding another feather to his illustrious cap by securing the Indian Premier League (IPL) title.

Ahead of the IPL 2024 season, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) sacked Aiden Markram from the leadership role and announced Cummins as their new captain.

While many cricket experts had expressed reservations over this move, Cummins silenced his critics by leading SRH to the final, where they are slated to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday (May 26).

On the eve of the IPL final, Pat Cummins' video while addressing the press conference went viral on social media, in which he was caught watching highlights of MS Dhoni's batting performance.

Here’s the video:

Reflecting on SRH’s performance this season, Pat Cummins credited the blend of experience and youngsters for success.

“It’s been huge. We have quite an experienced bowling line-up, including (Jaydev) Unadkat and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar). Also, so many youngsters have come through and have won us games by themselves, like Nitish (Reddy) and Abhishek (Sharma).

“We also have guys who have been away from the Indian setup, but they have been fantastic. So, that’s been the story of our team,” Cummins told reporters.

SRH finished the league stage at the second position this season. While the Cummins-led side lost to KKR in Qualifier 1, they triumphed over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Qualifier 2 to enter into the final for the first time in six years.


By Salman Anjum - 26 May, 2024

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