The sporting world is left stranded in the global fight against novel coronavirus pandemic. Billions across the globe are spending their time in isolation and maintaining social distancing to prohibit the spread of the deadly virus.
In normal circumstances, the month of April is gripped by the cricketing festival of Indian Premier League (IPL). The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the auctions last year, spent big money to see Australian ace speedster Pat Cummins donning the colours of KKR again this season.
The Australian international was looking forward to his first stint at the Eden Gardens based franchise. However, the tournament was postponed to April 15 with a possibility now of cancellation of the multilateral competition.
In a recent interaction, Cummins was asked about the player he would hate to spend his quarantine period with.
“I think it would probably be Davey Warner. He’s high energy, relentless. I don’t think he sleeps! He’s just a ball of energy, non-stop,” Cummins told Fox Sports.
Further, he named Josh Hazlewood from the Australian team with whom he would easily spend his quarantine period with.
“Josh Hazlewood is a pretty cool character. Very low maintenance. Give him a beer. Give him a nice simple feed and he’s happy. So maybe Josh Hazlewood,” added the number one ranked Test bowler.
Later, Cummins expressed his disappointment after the suspension of the IPL which was scheduled to commence from March 29 earlier.
“They obviously haven’t cancelled it or anything like that yet. It’s still a bit of a holding pattern. We’re in contact with our teams every few days. Obviously, everyone’s still really keen for it to all go ahead,” the 26-year-old commented.
“I don’t expect anything too soon to happen. I mean obviously the preference would be to be over there playing but… I guess the silver lining is that we do get a bit of a break,” concluded Cummins.