July 19, 2018
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‘I meant no harm’, Cummins defends himself on Kohli remark

By Abhishek Shankar


Australian bowler Pat Cummins on Thursday replied again on his earlier comment that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not going to hit a century in Australia during the bilateral series beginning from November 12 this year.

The 25-year bowler, earlier this month, spoke to broadcaster Bruce McAvaney in an on-stage interview, where he said, “According to my prediction, Virat Kohli will not be able to get a 100 and we’re going to knock them off over right here.”

However the bowler, recently in an interview to Cricket Australia, clarified that his phrases have been misinterpreted and he did not mean any of it.


“I used to be amazed by the way the answer I made about Virat Kohli obtained,” he said.

“I used to be virtually making an attempt to do the alternative to the best way they have been perceived. He’s clearly so necessary to the team and is such a great batsman, so him not scoring runs would go an extended option to serving to our win.

However, I definitely didn’t imply to say he’s no good. I seriously hold him in high regard,” he added.

Then quickly the bowler added that he was simply speaking about his plans for the upcoming sequence.

“Bruce McAvaney simply requested me what my huge prediction was that I’d prefer to see for the summer season. And I simply stated ‘I’d like to see Virat Kohli not making 100 as a result of he’s an extremely good participant”, the bowler stated.

“Kohli’s an extremely passionate player and I’m certain he doesn’t want any additional motivation to go on the market and put all the pieces into what he does,” he stated.

India set to play a 3-ODIs, 4 Tests and 3 T20Is against Australia starting from November 21, 2018.

Abhishek Shankar

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