Pat Cummins made a childish mistake.
Australian batsmen disappointed in their first match of the ODI World Cup. The team could not score big against India at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. However, Australia’s bowlers gave initial shocks to India and took three wickets for just five runs. But after this, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took charge of the Indian innings and handled it so well that Pat Cummins forgot to bowl in front of them. He bowled a ball which was not expected even from a school child. Not even from a bowler who has recently started playing cricket.
The Australian team, batting first, could not score big and was all out for just 199 runs in 49.3 overs. India did not start well. He lost both his openers without opening the account. But then Virat and Rahul made a brilliant partnership and brought Team India back into the match.
Cummins forgot bowling
Virat Kohli and Rahul had established their feet on the wicket and had completed their half-centuries. Both of them gave class to every Australian bowler and scored runs. In such a situation, in search of a wicket, Cummins brought the 28th over. When Cummins came to bowl the fourth ball of this over, he did something which even children do not do. He threw the ball but it did not fall on the pitch. This ball fell far outside the pitch, on the grass. Perhaps due to dew, Cummins lost the ball from his hand and due to this he lost control over the ball. This ball was supposed to be wide but was given a no ball. Because the rule is that when the ball does not hit the pitch and falls outside the pitch, then it is given a no ball. The same thing happened and this ball was declared a no ball.
WTH WAS THAT PAT CUMMINS?? pic.twitter.com/7w10kaYUEV
— مریم (@twanu_ki) October 8, 2023
Cummins made a mistake
In this match, Cummins won the toss and chose to bowl first and his decision was surprising because dew comes at this time due to which every captain avoids bowling in the second innings because it becomes difficult to grip the ball, but Cummins did not do so. Thought and decided to bat first. His decision is also being heavily criticized.