Australia pacer Pat Cummins reacts to Washington Sundar naming his new pet dog ‘Gabba’, in memory of India’s epic victory in the 4th Test match, and consequently the series, on their latest tour to Down Under.
Washington Sundar, who made his Test debut in the Brisbane Test, played a crucial role in helping Team India register, and re-create history. He picked 3 wickets in Australia’s first innings, including that of Steve Smith, before playing a brilliant knock of 62 runs in a match-turning partnership with Shardul Thakur in India’s first innings.
In the 4th innings, run-chase the left-handed batsman played a vital cameo of 22 runs off 29 balls taking India close to the finishing line, which was crossed with marvellous innings from Rishabh Pant, and breached the fortress Gabba, where Australia haven’t lost since 1988.
Washington Sundar then named his pet dog ‘Gabba’ to toast the victory and announced it on social media.
“Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba!” he captioned the photo of his new member of the family.
Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/I1O76Jm63o
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) April 3, 2021
Fair play, they won the match: Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins, who was the leading wicket-taker and the Man of the Series, averted from making any controversial statements about Sundar. He, in fact, praised the India team, jokingly expressing his helplessness at the situation.
“Fair play, what we can do, they won the match,” Pat Cummins said on The Grade Cricketer YouTube channel.
Continuing in the same breath, the Kolkata Knight Riders spearhead pacer Pat Cummins speaks of the social media, in particular the outburst he received for speaking something about Virat Kohli.
“If you live on social media at all, you get absolutely hounded. Like say anything about Virat Kohli, and lookout for the next years, I remember I said something, a few years ago, I thought it was a compliment, like ‘he is a great player and hopefully doesn’t score a hundred’, and then about six months later his gets to one, my phone blew up!” he added.
Pat Cummins, who is gearing up for the IPL 2021, believes that the defending champions Mumbai Indians are once again going to be a tough side to compete against as they are a strong outfit having won the last couple of seasons.
“They (Mumbai Indians) are a bloody good side, unfortunately. They got a gun bowling line-up – couple of overseas, Bumrah – and then I fell like the top 6 batters all strike at about 200, average about 50. So, they are gonna be tough to beat,” the 27-year-old opined.