Pat Cummmins, the Australian pacer playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders has recently shared his travel experience to Chennai for playing IPL 2021.
The Australian pace bowler was seen in a elite form in this edition of IPL 2021, as he showcased his talent not only as a bowler but also as a finisher. With KKR struggling at 31-5 and a target of 219 is to left to be chased against rivals Chennai Super Kings in a match, the Aussie speedster nearly finished the job for his team, but for his team going all out on the first ball of the last over. His blistering knock of 66 from 34 deliveries was his career best in IPL. It is notable that Cummins has 9 wickets and 93 runs to his name in 7 matches of IPL-2021.
But the second wave of COVID-19 spread rapidly across India which subsequently entered into the bio bubble of several franchises and many players testing positive for the novel coronavirus which lead to the indefinite postponement of IPL 2021 with just 29 conducted out of the total 56 matches.
Hence, Cummins along with his Australian contingent has to go back home but with strict travel restrictions being imposed by government of Australia, they currently have to stay in Maldives where they have to undergo quarantine before reaching their country.
Pat Cummins creates YouTube channel
Pat Cummins recently uploaded a vlog in Youtube, “Heading to Chennai For The 2021 IPL Season | VLOG #01” which shows him packing up and getting prepared for the IPL-2021 and landing in Chennai along with his national teammate David Warner.
“A few months back I’d been planning to launch my own YouTube channel to show my journey to India for the 2021 IPL season. Although circumstances have unfortunately changed, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at my experiences whilst at the IPL,” Cummins wrote.
It was unfortunate that in KKR, as many as four cricketers, namely Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna and Tim Seifert were victimized to the virus. So the BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly held that it would no longer be possible to conduct IPL-2021 in India with second wave of the pandemic taking severity, and will look for possible arena to complete the remaining matches of the tournament. It is also noteworthy to state that Cummins has also donated a huge sum of $50,000 (nearly 37 lakhs) to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.