Cummins thanks McCullum and rest of staff for KKR contract
Australian star pacer Pat Cummins thanks former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) staff to pick him for KKR again after 2014 for the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which has been currently suspended due to coronavirus pandemic around the world.
The number one ICC Test bowler, Cummins is the costliest players in this year’s IPL auction with record sum of Rs 15.5 crore. He thinks KKR head coach McCullum and the others coaching staff have played a big role behind this.
“I owe Baz (McCullum) and the rest of the staff who picked me a few dinners at least. Somebody like Baz, I have played against him, is an incredible cricketer and a worldwide skipper,”
Cummins said in an interview on KKR site.
“To get that sort of reassurance that ‘you have something that I truly need in the group’ is incredible for me. I think a major agreement brings enormous duties, however more than anything, it brings a great deal of energy.”
The Aussie star pacer, who turned 27 on Friday, also shows his excitement about the upcoming season and says that he’s eager to play with KKR again.
“When you are out there, you disregard the agreement actually rapidly, and it’s principally about being with the group and attempting to win. I am truly eager to be with the crew we set up for this season,” he said.