Australia vs India 1st Test: Pat Cummins sure has an alternative career option! The two highlights from the first day of the four-match Test series between Australia and India was undoubtedly was the one-handed stunner by Usman Khawaja to get rid of the No 1 batsman in the world Virat Kohli. And another moment that stood out from Day 1 was the Cummins’ run out of centurion Cheteshwar Pujara where he had just one stump to aim at, he did it off-the-ground, in-the-air! The piece of brilliance also got noticed in the West, where Baseball is the biggest sport.
An Australian journalist spotted this and pointed it out on his Twitter post.
Cricket, like baseball reward crushing the snot out of the ball and throwing it mighty hard with nasty spin, yet both the sports are different from each other.
But there is one thing that is exactly similar to the sport of cricket and this MLB star Josh Harrison effort and Pat Cummins effort shows that. Compare Cummins’ acrobatic throw with this Josh Harrison play from last season.
And here is a similar effort from Josh Harrison.
So, if Cummins considers it as an alternative career option, then learning the sport will be mighty difficult, also because he is a bowler and not a genuine fielder. The effort was fabulous but was a one-off.
Meanwhile, India has been bundled out for 250 runs on Day 2 and Australia are 59/3 and trail by 191 runs.