Pat Cummins believes Australia has achieved the highest level with their sixth World Cup victory.
Pat Cummins expressed his achievement of reaching the highest level in cricket after Australia won their sixth men’s World Cup title and simultaneously shattered the hopes of a nation.
India confidently made it to the championship game of their hosted World Cup, with a notable streak of 10 consecutive victories leading many to predict they would secure their third title. With a massive audience of 92,453 present, the majority of whom were rooting for them, all that was required was another impressive showing to meet the high hopes.
However, an Australian team that started the tournament with two losses and minimal expectations, showed their impressive past performance in the competition. Captain Pat Cummins led his team effectively to dismiss India for 240 runs in 50 overs, and Travis Head’s impressive score of 137 runs from 120 balls secured a remarkable six-wicket victory.
“This is a momentous achievement in the world of cricket, winning a World Cup, particularly in India,” stated Cummins, a leader who not only won the World Test Championship this year, but also maintained possession of the Ashes. “These are the memories that stay with you forever.”
In regards to Head, who, along with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out), transformed a concerning 47 for three into a victorious partnership of 192, Cummins expressed, “He embodies everything I desire in a cricket team. He fearlessly attacks the game, putting pressure on the opposing team, and his presence is enjoyable. I am thrilled for Trav.”
At first, Head did not participate in the tournament due to a broken hand he had sustained in early September. However, halfway through, he joined and ended up being named player of the match in the World Cup final. This made him the third Australian, after Ricky Ponting (2003) and Adam Gilchrist (2007), to achieve this with a winning score of 100 runs.
The head coach stated that the experience was much more enjoyable than watching the World Cup from home. Although they were a bit anxious, Marnus performed outstandingly and handled the pressure well. It feels good to make a contribution in front of a packed crowd, but the coach acknowledges that they are third in terms of importance.
When Cummins received the award from Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister whose name is on the field, Rohit Sharma, the captain of Australia’s opposing team, could only watch. Sharma admitted, “We were not up to par today. We gave it our all but it just wasn’t meant to be.”
“The conditions may have improved for batting under the lights, but I do not want to use that as an excuse. We did not score enough runs. Credit goes to Head and Labuschagne for their exceptional partnership.”