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‘They are hungry for money’ – Fans lash out at Indian cricketers as Pat Cummins pulls back from Indian T20 League due to national duties

The 29-year-old Aussie speedsters has decided to take rest ahead of a busy international calendar for his national team.

Pat Cummins

Indian cricketing corridors are filled with discussions and debates over the upcoming season of the Indian T20 League. Notably, the auctions for the 16th edition of the Indian T20 League might take place later this year in the month of December. Fans are eagerly waiting to see their favorite cricketing stars back in action on the field in one of the most prestigious and glamorous cricket leagues in the World.

Meanwhile, Kolkata’s star player and Australia’s skipper in Tests and ODIs, Pat Cummins has stunned the cricketing fraternity with his announcement regarding his availability in the Indian T20 League. The Sydney-born celebrated Aussie pacer has decided to pull back his name from the roster of the next season of the Indian T20 League.

The 29-year-old veteran Aussie pacer took to Twitter for clearing his stance regarding the availability in next year’s edition of the Indian T20 League.

“I’ve made the difficult decision to miss next year’s IPL. The international schedule is packed with Tests and ODI’s for the next 12 months, so will take some rest ahead of an Ashes series and World Cup,” tweeted Cummins.

The most decorated and celebrated Westmead all-rounder was picked by Kolkata in the auction ahead of the 13th edition of the league in 20-20. Later on, they released him before the mega auction earlier this year and re-signed for an amount of INR 7.25 crore during the mega auction.

After the arrival of this announcement from Australia’s Ashes-winner skipper, Indian cricket fans appreciated him for putting the country first over any franchise-based League. Some of the fans also dragged the Indian cricketers and asked them to learn something from the Australian captain.

Here’s how fans reacted to the move from Cummins ahead of the Indian T20 League:

Speaking of international appearances of Cummins for the Australian team, featured in the four matches for last year’s champions in the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup 2022. Although Patto failed to make an impact as he could scalp only three wickets with an economy rate of 8.25.

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