Hearing the crowd go crazy was unbelievable- Pat Cummins recalls his first trip to India

Pat Cummins visited India in 2011 for the first time to play Champions League.

Pat Cummins on their first tour to India in 2011 for Champions League | Twitter

Ace Australian pacer Pat Cummins recalled his first trip to India in 2011, saying that he was stunned to see the crowd going wild. Pat Cummins is one of the premier fast bowlers going around the world currently. The pacer recently opened his YouTube channel and started making vlogs. 

In the latest vlog uploaded on his Youtube channel, ace Australian pacer Pat Cummins recalled his first experience in India during the Champions league with New South Wales.

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"The first time I landed in India was in 2011 to play the Champions League. I was playing for New South Wales and had just turned 18. That was the first time I had traveled overseas for cricket and growing up you hear all the stories of playing cricket in India and I just absolutely loved it," Pat Cummins said in a video posted on his YouTube channel. 

Cummins said that playing against Sachin Tendulkar as an 18-year-old and seeing crowd going crazy was a stunning moment for him. He recalled that when Shane Warne and David Warner went near boundary ropes, crowds went crazy. 

"We played against some superstars, I think Sachin Tendulkar was playing in that tournament. As an 18-year-old coming here and hearing the crowd go crazy I couldn't believe it. 

“In the warm-up, David Warner and Shane Watson, who were on our side whenever they ran to the boundary, the crowd will just go crazy. It's so different from Australia. We were here for three or four and I couldn't get enough of it," he said. 

Cummins revealed that he enjoys batting down the over he has a very small window to make an impact. He added that he enjoys coming out and swinging a bat from the ball one. 

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"I do (enjoy batting), yeah, sure. Especially when you're batting kind of like seven or eight you've got a small window normally to make an impact so you're going to try to work on being able to hit from ball one.

"I spend a lot of time being a boring Test batter, I can't score runs. So I quite enjoy coming out here and swinging the bat. Sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn't," he said. 

In IPL 2021, Cummins took 9 wickets in 7 matches and scored one of the fastest half-centuries in the tournament. He struck 23 balls fifty against CSK at Wankhede Stadium last month.


By Ankitjit Singh - 26 May, 2021

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