Pat Cummins Says Main Australia To World Cup Title ‘Pinnacle In Cricket’


Pat Cummins stated captaining Australia to World Cup title glory was the “pinnacle in cricket” after his aspect dashed the goals of event hosts India with a six-wicket win in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The ultimate was a private triumph for Cummins, whose determination to discipline first was vindicated as India — the one beforehand unbeaten group on the event after a run of 10 straight wins — had been held to a modest 240 all out. “That is big, that is the top in cricket, successful a World Cup, particularly right here in India, in entrance of a crowd like this,” he stated.

It has been a private {and professional} rollercoaster for Cummins in 2023.

In March, he returned residence from a tour of India to be along with his mom, Maria, earlier than she died.

“I’ve clearly had a extremely huge 12 months. I do know my household at house is watching, simply obtained a message from dad saying he is had a number of 4:00 am wake-ups, not going to mattress till 4:00 am, so he is as pumped as something.

“You sacrifice lots to play for Australia and everybody within the group has and we have spent a number of this 12 months away however we do it for these moments.”

India star batsman Virat Kohli ended the match having set a brand new file for many runs — 765 — at a single World Cup.

However when quick bowler Cummins had Kohli enjoying on for 54 on Sunday, to go away India 148-4, a crowd of over 92,00zero on the Narendra Modi Stadium fell into shocked silence.

Earlier than the match, Cummins — who completed the ultimate with excellent figures of 2-34 in 10 overs — had stated there was no higher feeling for an opposition participant than quieting a partisan residence crowd.

Cummins, requested if dismissing Kohli was as candy a second as he had recognized in cricket, the 30-year-old replied: “I feel so. We did take a second within the huddle simply to acknowledge the silence that was going across the crowd.

“It simply felt prefer it was a kind of days the place it was all made for him (Kohli) to attain one other hundred like he usually does — in order that was satisfying.”

‘Phenomenal Head’

Australia briefly wobbled at 47-Three of their reply however man-of-the-match Travis Head’s 137, and the opener’s partnership of 192 with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out), secured a record-extending sixth World Cup title for Australia with seven overs to spare.

Head, who may need missed the World Cup completely after fracturing his hand in South Africa in September, had already held an excellent diving catch working again to dismiss India captain Rohit Sharma that lower quick his rival opener’s threatening 47 off simply 31 balls.

“Travis Head was phenomenal,” stated Cummins. “I feel a number of credit score also needs to go to (coach) Andrew McDonald and George Bailey, the selectors, to take a punt…To maintain him within the squad was an enormous danger.”

He added: “We may have been made to look actually foolish if that did not repay, however you bought to take these dangers to win a event.”

Head was additionally named man of the match for his 163 when Australia thrashed India by 209 runs within the World Check Championship remaining at The Oval in June.

“Trav, the participant we have seen in Check cricket, he epitomised all the pieces I would like out of a cricket group,” stated Cummins of the 29-year-old left-hander.

“He takes the sport on, he performs with a smile, he simply places the stress proper again onto the opposition and he is simply nice enjoyable to be round.”

In between their world titles, Australia additionally retained the Ashes throughout a 2-2 drawn collection in England.

“It has been an enormous 12 months for everybody, however our cricket group has been right here in India, Ashes, World Check Championship and to prime it off with that is simply big,” stated Cummins.

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