IPL 2021: Pat Cummins commented on Big IPL money
Big money doesn’t make Wicket Greener, Boundaries Bigger says Pat Cummins.
“Just because you have gone for more money doesn’t mean, the ball suddenly swings more,” says Australia and @KKRiders pacer @patcummins30, who fetched Rs 15.50 crore in the 2019 auction #IPL https://t.co/Daxes0gGFn
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Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Pat Cummins has said that playing the game professionally brings a lot of pressure with it.
Cummins was bought by KKR last year for a whopping Rs 15.5 crore and he had become the most expensive foreign player in the history of the tournament.
#KolkataKnightRiders pacer #PatCummins said going for big money in the auction doesn’t tilt conditions in your favour, adding that players still have to concentrate on playing well#IPL2021https://t.co/SKIB14OSY2
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) March 15, 2021
“ I guess the auction brings another kind of pressure. We just got to try and manage this. Just because you have gone for more money doesn’t mean the ball suddenly swings more or the wicket is suddenly greener, or the boundaries are bigger.
“It’s the same playing field, so, I just try to concentrate on what I do well. I guess that’s what is going to bring about the best success for KKR while I’m here,” he added
“Just because you have gone for more money doesn’t mean, the ball suddenly swings more or the wicket is suddenly greener, or the boundaries are bigger,” Pat Cummins said.#IPL2021https://t.co/vp7MRR6hTQ
— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) March 15, 2021
It makes me feel lucky to have that backing from the coach (Brendon McCullum). He is also someone that I have played quite a bit against. So, for him to have that kind of regard, I feel really lucky to have,” said Cummins.
“This was the thing I was most excited about — to come over here and work with him. I haven’t played with him. I think when he captained NZ, the whole world really appreciated that and held him in high esteem,” he added.