Pat Cummins on Win over India WC 203
Pat Cummins on Virat Kohli wicket: For Australia captain Pat Cummins, it was the most satisfying moment for Virat Kohli to silence the 90,6 spectators present at the Narendra Modi Stadium by dismissing Virat Kohli in the World Cup final. Australia defeated India by 50 wickets to win their sixth ODI World Cup here on Sunday. Cummins became the fifth Captain of Australia to win this title. He later said that he has fallen in love with the 54-over format again. When Kohli was playing on <> runs, Cummins dismissed him on an extra bouncing ball. Asked if silencing the crowd in the stadium was the most satisfying moment for him, Cummins said: "Yes, I think so. We took a second to accept the silence of the audience. It looked like this was also one of those days in which he would score a century, as he usually does and so it was satisfying."
The Australian captain believes that the ODI World Cup should remain as it has its own legacy and the players have their own stories to tell. Cummins said, "I would definitely like to say that I have fallen in love with ODIs again in this World Cup. It could also be because we have won. It's a tournament where every match really matters. "I mean, the World Cup has its own rich history.
I am sure this will go on for a long time to come. A lot of great matches have been played in the last two months and a lot of new stories have come up, so I think there's room for that in cricket." Cummins' mother passed away in March this year, forcing him to cut short the tour of India. He then returned to the team and led his country to the World Test Championship title and won the prestigious Ashes. Now he is the captain of the world champion team, which he described as the peak of the game.
"We are really proud of our performance this year. It has been a truly memorable year for us," Cummins said, recalling the sacrifices made by his teammates and their families. "I knew my family was watching the match at home. I got a message from my father that he stays awake till 4 am. He was very excited. So you have to make some sacrifices to play for Australia.
"Everyone has their own story in this way, but there are a lot of people in our team who are proud of their work," Cummins said. "I always like to say that I am comfortable but this morning I was a bit nervous. I saw from my hotel room that a blue convoy was moving towards the stadium. ''
"Then while going for the toss, I saw 130000,<> people wearing the blue India jersey. It's an experience that can never be forgotten. Cummins also heaped praise on Travis Head, who played a key role in his team's victory by scoring a century in the ODI World Cup final after the World Test Championship final.
"(Pat Cummins on Travis Head Century) Travis Head was outstanding. Credit also goes to coach Andrew McDonald and selector George Bailey who kept him in the squad. He was injured and could not play in half the tournament and in such a situation, it was a big risk to keep him in the team. The work of our medical team has also been fantastic who got him to a position where he can perform well.