Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins has been in scintillating form in the ongoing Ashes 2019 where the visiting side leads by 2-1 with one more match to go. While Steve Smith led the batting unit, it was Cummins who carried the bowling pack on his shoulders. But how many of you know that Cummins lost a part of his finger when he was a small kid?
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The right-arm pacer lost a part of his middle finger when he was only three years old. Cummin’s sister accidentally slammed the door on his finger. It took about a centimetre off the injured middle finger. If one looks closely at his middle finger, it is of the same size as that of his index finger.
Pat Cummins, in one of his earlier interviews, talked about the incident. The 27-year-old fast bowler stated that it doesn’t affect him much. Cummins also jokingly revealed that he gets his sister in tears whenever he talks about the incident.
“It doesn’t really affect me because the affected finger is about the same length as the other one (the index finger),” Cummins had said on the eve of his international debut.
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Pat Cummins has claimed 24 wickets in the four Ashes Tests this year so far. He is also a part of the final Test starting from September 12 (Thursday) at the Oval. However, he is likely to be rested with from the fifth Test considering the amount of game time he has had recently.
Moreover, Cummins is currently the top-ranked Test bowler in the ICC rankings. He will hope to keep up the good run in the coming days and bring more accolades to Australia.