IPL 2021: Pat Cummins ‘hounded’ for talking in opposition to Virat Kohli | Cricket Information
Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders paceman Pat Cummins has recalled his feedback on India captain Virat Kohli in 2018 which blew up on social media leaving his telephone buzzing with followers raging at his prediction. The world’s top-ranked bowler confronted the wrath of cricket followers who alleged he had questioned Kohli’s batting credentials, one thing he has not forgotten until date.
Months earlier than India had been to tour Australia in 2018-19, Cummins had stated his group will guarantee Kohli doesn’t get 100. “I believe Virat Kohli’s not going to get 100 and we’re going to knock ‘em off over right here,” the speedster had stated on the time however little did he think about the influence it would have on followers and media.
Throughout an interview with The Grade Cricketer podcast, the 27-year-old revealed how he was ‘hounded’ for his feedback on Kohli. “When you reside on social media in any respect, you get completely hounded. Say something dangerous about Virat Kohli and look out for the following … years,” Cummins recalled.
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“I believed it was a little bit of a praise, being like, ‘He’s an ideal participant, hope he doesn’t rating a 100 as a result of he’s a gun participant’,” he added.
Because it turned out, Kohli did end up scoring a hundred in the course of the four-match sequence which India ultimately received 2-1, their first such achievement on Australian soil. “My telephone simply blew up. (The Indian media) have gotten a protracted reminiscence,” Cummins stated.
Cummins is at the moment in India for IPL 2021 the place he’ll spearhead Kolkata Knight Riders’ tempo assault as they launch their bid for a 3rd title having beforehand received in 2012 and 2014. He praised Indian followers for his or her love of the sport, saying the expertise of enjoying in entrance of them is exclusive.
“They simply need to see good cricket so it’s fairly refreshing. It’s completely completely different to wherever else on the earth,” he stated.
IPL 2021 will get underway from Friday when defending champions Mumbai Indians tackle Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.