Australian pace-bowling spearhead Pat Cummins has revealed that he took the break after the second ODI against India in Sydney due to bio-bubble fatigue.
Cummins sat out from the last ODI and the entire three-match T20I series against India, which drew a lot of criticism from former Australian cricketers like Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist.
Cummins, who had played non-stop cricket between September to November which included white-ball fixtures in England followed by the IPL, said that that we will see players, who play in all three formats, take rest in the future due to mental fatigue.
“We’ve said for months that there’s going to be times where players may need a couple of days or a couple of games off, especially our three-format players…It was planned before the series and no doubt you’ll see that [with many players] over the next however long,” Pat Cummins was quoted as saying in ‘The West Australian’.
Pat Cummins further revealed that he is feeling rejuvinated after the rest and is now rearing to go in the upcoming four-match Test series against India.
“I had a good balance between downtime and rest [back in Sydney]…but still training and I had a couple of good hit-outs to build some strength preparing for this pretty long stint coming up. If you could pick out the perfect preparation, it was pretty close to it given all the circumstances,” Cummins signed off.
Pat Cummins was the pick of the Australian bowlers during the last series against India, in which he claimed 14 wickets across 4 Tests. He will once again be the key for the home side in the upcoming rubber.