Aside from his exploits on the field, Pat Cummins has his own YouTube channel where he’s frequently seen posting vlogs. In the latest episode, he talks about the repercussions following a few positive covid-19 cases in the KKR camp.
As a consequence of the positive results, IPL was suspended and the players from KKR went into isolation in Ahmedabad. Because of the travel ban imposed in Australia, Cummins and his national teammates had to set up camp in the Maldives for two weeks.
“The only option in the world for us to go somewhere without quarantining was here in the Maldives. There are obviously worse spots in the world. Really lucky to be here,” he said.
In the video, Pat Cummins revealed that the players tried to keep themselves in the right state of mind by doing running and other exercises. He also shared videos with Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and fellow Aussie David Warner from the gym. The Kiwi contingent also headed to the Maldives from India along with the Australians.
We didn’t get a chance in Australia, so we brought our jerseys to IPL: Pat Cummins
In the vlog, Cummins is seen exchanging Test jerseys with Shubman Gill. He praised Gill’s batting in his debut series, and also admitted that they had decided to swap jerseys at the end of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
“Shubman’s Test jersey. We said we would swap at the end of the Test series and didn’t get a chance. He debuted at MCG, played the last two Tests at the SCG and the Gabba after that, batted beautifully. Good friends, I said we will swap over. We didn’t get a chance in Australia, so we brought our jerseys over to the IPL,” said Cummins.
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Pat Cummins will skip the UAE phase of IPL 2021 due to international commitments.