Australian pacer and Indian Premier League‘s (IPL) costliest foreign buy Pat Cummins is in India for a short three-match ODI series against hosts India and he received a surprising welcome. After fetching a whopping Rs 15.5 Cr in the auction last month, Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) Cummins was gifted an old KKR jersey from a fan. Also Read - Dale Steyn Apologizes After His 'PSL is More Rewarding Than IPL' Comment Stirs Controversy
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On Tuesday (January 14), the official handle of KKR posted a video on Twitter featuring Cummins with the special gift he received from his die-hard fan. Also Read - IPL vs PSL: Dale Steyn Underlines Drawback of Playing in Indian Premier League, Says Money is Given More Importance, Cricket Takes Back Seat
“I’m here back in India and I’ve run into a fan and he’s gifted me this old KKR shirt from 2015. It brings back a lot of memories. I’m really excited for the season,” the No.1 Test bowler said.
“Got some great memories at Eden Gardens. As a kid, I remember watching lots of cricket played there and just seeing 100,000 Indian fans going crazy.
“And to be there in 2014 and 2015, winning in 2014, going back there for a ceremony and the stadium was packed! Just to welcome us home,“ he remembered fondly.
“I absolutely love it there. Can’t wait to make a lot more memories this season,” he said.
Pointing at the logo on the jersey, Cummins also made a bold prediction.
“So, I’m just looking closer at the logo. You can see two stars there because we’ve won two titles. I think this is the season we add an extra star to that,” he noted.