Cricket World Cup 2023: “I’ll savor that moment for a long time,” Pat Cummins recounts the time the entire Narendra Modi Stadium was silent after Virat Kohli’s dismissal 

Pat Cummins revealed that one of his favorite memories from the 2023 ODI World Cup occursed after they dismissed star Indian batter, Virat Kohli


Cricket World Cup 2023: “I’ll savor that moment for a long time,” Pat Cummins recounts the time the entire Narendra Modi Stadium was silent after Virat Kohli’s dismissal 

Pat Cummins celebrates Virat Kohli's wicket (Image via ESPN)

In the build-up to the 2023 ODI World Cup Finals, Australian Captain Pat Cummins said the aim of the Australian team was to silence the crowd. The pacer in the pre-match press conference stated that he knew the crowd in the Narendra Modi Stadium would be filled with India fans, so he wanted the satisfying feeling of silencing them. And that’s exactly what he did. 

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With some brilliant captaincy and bowling performances, Pat Cummins and Co. became the first side in the World Cup to bowl India out, restricting them to only 240 runs. While speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cummins recounted the time the entire Narendra Modi Stadium was silent after they dismissed Virat Kohli

I was obviously very pumped. And then we’re in the huddle after that wicket, and Steve Smith says, “Boys, listen to the crowd for a second.” And we just took a moment of pause, and it was as quiet as a library; 100,000 Indians there, and it was so quiet. I’ll savor that moment for a long time.
Pat Cummins to Sydney Morning Herald

Cummins completed his goal of silencing the Indian crowd as they won the match, leading Australia to their 6th World Cup title. The fans in the stadium also received a lot of flak, as netizens called them out for not backing the team in tough times. 

Related: WATCH: Video of Pat Cummins at Sydney Airport after winning ODI World Cup goes viral, here’s why

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Will Pat Cummins return in the 2024 IPL? 

Pat Cummins did not feature in the 2023 IPL as he wanted to focus on the important few months ahead. In 2022, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders but then pulled out the next season. After the 2023 IPL, he had to play the 2023 WTC Finals against India, the Ashes and finally the 2023 ODI World Cup. 

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins scored a14-ball half century against Mumbai Indians in 2022 (Image via ESPN)

With the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup being held just after the 2024 IPL, the pacer could enroll himself in the IPL Auctions. He is a T20 World Cup winner, winning it in 2021. Cummins already confirmed that he planned to enroll himself in the auctions as well. 

The pacer made his IPL debut in 2014 for KKR and stayed there for 2 years before pulling out. He returned in 2017 to play for Delhi Daredevils, but missed the next 2 seasons as well. From 2020 till 2022, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders. 

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