Australia’s ace pacer Pat Cummins has decided to splurge out nearly $10 million on a revived Victorian manor house in Sydney. Pat Cummins and his fiancee, Becky Boston, will be the new owners of the Figtree House, known as the “grand dame” of Chesterfield Parade in the beachside suburb of Bronte.
According to Domain, the mansion was listed with a guide of $7.9 million but was registered by the speedster for $9.5 million. The Kolkata Knight Riders bowler was bought for $3.17million (AUD) or Rs. 15.5 Crore in the IPL auction last year, will own the manor house which has five large bedrooms, a second-floor retreat; the ocean is in direct view and there’s also a backyard swimming pool.
Pat Cummins, the numero uno ICC Test bowler, takes a keen interest in buying properties – in 2013 he purchased a Clovelly apartment for $1.36 million, as well as owns a cottage in Moss Vale in NSW’s Southern Highlands.
“There are a few expats in the mix of buyers, but overall it’s mainly locals driving the demand because they get it,” Mr Phillips said. “They appreciate the tight sense of community and village atmosphere that each of these suburbs has nowadays,” PPD Real Estate’s Alexander Phillips told Domain.
Pat Cummins speaks on captaincy
Since Australia lost the home Test series to an injury-riddled Team India there have been talks of removing Tim Paine as the captain of the side. While some have called for Steve Smith to be reinstated as the skipper, while some feel that it’s time for vice-captain Pat Cummins to be promoted.
However, with Cummins, a fast bowler comes the perception that pacers shouldn’t captain because of their workload. But the 27-year-old, who has recently started leading New South Wales in one-dayers, says that he has in fact got better at taking responsibilities and it helps him engage more.
“I feel like I’ve stayed more engaged and really trying to work with the other guys to see how we can take wickets and, so far, I feel like that’s helped me, if anything, rather than hindered,” the speedster told foxsports.com.au.