Pacer Pat Cummins arrived in India, joins KKR for the Tata IPL 2022: Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins has landed in India and joined his franchises’ team hotel in Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) confirmed the development on Friday. The franchise took to its official social media handles to inform the fans.
“It’s been over a year since the first half of the last IPL. It’s great to be back,” said Pat Cummins in a video shared by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Cummins, who recently got the leadership of the Australian whites, took his side to a historic red-ball series win against Pakistan. Aussies defeated Pakistan, in their own backyard, by 1-0.
The number one ranked Test speedster has now arrived in Mumbai and will undergo his three days of mandatory isolation before he gets to shake hands with his Kolkata teammates.
Notably, Pat Cummins has been associated with KKR for five years now and is now a key member of the bowling unit.
He was with the franchise, last year, during the first leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in India, however, missed the second half as he was on paternity leave.
The experienced bowler looked excited to join his IPL franchise and meet his KKR teammates.
“It’s going to be interesting actually… I’m keen to get around Baz (McCullum) and the rest of the team and chat about the last or two. I still feel very much the same. I think this is my fifth year now with Kolkata so can’t wait to see everyone.”
“Even last IPL after COVID, I hadn’t really bowled a lot without a big break whereas now, having a lot of cricket even though it’s Test cricket I feel like I’m bowling a lot better. So feeling good, can’t wait to play some T20 cricket,” he added.
Pat Cummins won’t play KKR’s tonight’s fixture against Punjab Kings (PBKS), as he will have to complete his mandatory quarantine. Meanwhile, the speedster is expected to return to the cricket field during KKR’s fourth match, which will be against Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 6th.