Pat Cummins picks an Indian batsman as the toughest to bowl

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Pat Cummins picks an Indian batsman as the toughest to bowl
Pat Cummins (Screengrab: newbalanceAU)

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, cricketers are advancing towards social media platforms to engage with their fans and followers. In the process, Australia paceman Pat Cummins participated in an Instagram live Q/A session organised by the Australian Cricketers Association – the representative voice of past and present male and female elite domestic and international cricketers in Australia.

During the session, Cummins dealt with many queries. He was asked to name his favourite wicket, to which Cummins rolled back to 2011 when he debuted in Test cricket against South Africa and sent all-rounder Jacques Kallis back to the pavilion.

“Getting out Jacques Kallis, one of the best players, was a terrific feeling,” said Cummins.

Another question that Cummins faced was to reveal the name of a batsman who he finds toughest to bowl to. The 26-year-old recalled India versus Australia 2018-19 Test series and took the name of India’s Cheteshwar Pujara. Cummins also refereed Pujara as a ‘pain in the back’ for the Aussies.

“There are a lot of them out there, unfortunately. But I am going to go with someone different, and he is (Cheteshwar) Pujara from India. He was a real pain in the back for us,” added the New South Wales cricketer.

“He (Pujara) was an absolute rock for them in that series. (He was) Really hard to get out. Just ultra concentration all day, day after day. He is the hardest one in Test cricket so far, I think,” concluded Cummins.

Pujara during the 2018-19 Border Gavaskar series scored 521 runs in 4 matches and remained as the top scorer in the series. He smashed three hundreds and one half-century. Pujara averaged 74.42 in the series with 193 being his highest score.

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