KKR vs SRH: Watch - Mesmerized by MS Dhoni's six-hitting, Pat Cummins loses focus at press conference before IPL 2024 final

Updated - 25 May 2024, 08:06 PM

Pat CumminsWatch: Pat Cummins enjoys MS Dhoni's sixes ahead of IPL 2024 final against KKR
Watch: Pat Cummins enjoys MS Dhoni's sixes ahead of IPL 2024 final against KKR [PC:X]

Pat Cummins will be looking to add yet another feather to his already illustrious captain's cap on Sunday (May 22) when he leads Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders in the much-awaited final of IPL 2024.

The fast bowler has enjoyed a stunning period as a captain in the last few months and will have the opportunity to further enhance his reputation this week. Last year, he led Australia to glory in the ICC World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup.

He will now be looking to win the IPL too as a captain. While he has already won the IPL once as a player, he is yet to do it as a captain. In fact, he is leading a team in the IPL for the very first time in his career and has done a stunning job so far.

Pat Cummins will have the opportunity to become the first-ever pacer and only the second bowler to win the IPL as a captain. The only bowler who has won the IPL as a captain is the legendary Shane Warne who powered Rajasthan Royals to a historic win in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2008.

While Pat Cummins will definitely be under pressure to deliver as a captain in the final, he looked very relaxed while addressing the media in the pre-match press conference. In fact, the Australia star was seen enjoying MS Dhoni's sixes on the television while waiting in the press room. The video of the same has been doing the rounds on social media.

Watch as Pat Cummins watches MS Dhoni's knock on TV:

Meanwhile, Pat Cummins and his SRH teammates will be desperate to get the better of KKR in the upcoming final after already losing to them twice this season. They started their campaign with a four-run defeat against KKR before suffering a crushing 8-wicket loss against the same opponents in the first qualifier.

SRH have a poor head-to-head record against KKR but past form will count for little in the final and they will be looking to end up on the winning side to clinch their second IPL title.