‘More than 50% pay cut for Cummins’ – Twitter reacts as Pat Cummins goes back to Kolkata for 7.25 crore

 ‘More than 50% pay cut for Cummins’ – Twitter reacts as Pat Cummins goes back to Kolkata for 7.25 crore

Pat Cummins (Image source: BCCI/IPL)

The two-time winners Kolkata have bought back Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins for 7.25 crores. In the 2020 auction, he was bought by the team for 15.50 crores. The new teams, Gujarat and Lucknow were also bidding for Cummins but Kolkata eventually managed to acquire his services for the upcoming season. Notably, the right-arm pacer won’t be available for the first few games as he will playing for his country in the multi-format series against Pakistan.

Australia is visiting Pakistan for the first time since 1998. At that time, the Mark Taylor-led team beat Pakistan by 1-0 in the three-match Test series and clean swept the Men In Green in the ODI series. In the current tour, the World Number one Test team will play three Tests, four ODI, and a solitary T20I against the hosts.

His teammates such as David Warner and Steven Smith are also set to miss the first few games of the ITL as Cricket Australia’s Chief selector George Bailey has cleared that the board would send the players for the league only when they don’t have national or domestic commitments. Few Australian players would miss the initial phase of ITL if their state team qualifies for the Sheffield Shield Final, starting from March 31.

“We do see the IPL as a really good development opportunity when it fits, but there’s obviously a huge amount of cricket with a series (in Sri Lanka) planned for immediately-post the IPL as well,” Georgey Bailey, Australia’s chief selector, had said during a recent media interaction. “So it will be about working with the individuals to ensure they’re getting the preparation they need, but we certainly won’t be releasing players to the IPL while Australia are playing.”

Here is how Twitteratis reacted

https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/1492391431583191040?s=20&t=Dw0qfsWjV8dUsEN3R-Dr-A

 

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