Pat Cummins Retracts Silencing Ahmedabad Crowd Remark: "Misinterpreted and Misconstrued"
Australia skipper Pat Cummins has said that it was satisfying to dismiss Virat Kohli in the final of the recently concluded World Cup 2023 to silence the huge crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Ahead of the final, the Australia pacer had said that he and his teammates would love to calm the lopsided crowd in Ahmedabad and he did it in style. Pat Cummins didn't have to wait long to experience the eerie silence after bowling India's batting superstar Virat Kohli. The former Indian skipper had just completed his fifty and was batting on 54 when he edged a ball on the stumps.
And there was silence all around after Virat Kohli's dismissal, an experience that Pat Cummins and his teammates made sure to enjoy and embrace. Speaking at the post-match press conference, the Australian captain said:
“We took a second in the huddle to acknowledge the silence that surrounded the crowd. It felt like it was one of those days where he was made to score another century like he usually does. It was satisfying,” Cummins said in the post-match press conference.
Pat Cummins leads Australia to glory:
Talking about the game, Pat Cummins led his team to a famous victory by six wickets. Opting to bowl first, Australia bowled India out for a modest 240 despite half-centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Australia's bowlers had little trouble keeping the Indian batsmen in check except for short periods when Rohit Sharma was bowling brilliantly during his innings of 47 runs.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Marsh took 3 while Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets each. In reply, Australia crossed the finish line in 43 overs. While they got off to a poor start with the bat and were reeling at 47 for 3, a huge partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Lebuschran helped them recover and seal the game.
The duo put on 192 runs for the fourth wicket before Mohammad Siraj dismissed Hayden for 137. On the other hand, Lebuschn remained unbeaten on 58 runs.