Boxing Day Test: Pat Cummins 'was angry to miss second Ashes Test'


Australia captain Pat Cummins was angry after he had to skip Adelaide Test and he said that he did not know how to channelise those feeling. 

Cummins had a get together with BBL franchise Adelaide striker Harry Conway who tested positive for Covid-19 and thus, the captain had to isolate himself from the entire team.

“I (was) really angry – but I don’t know who at,” Cummins, who will captain in Boxing Day Test, was quoted as saying by ‘The West Australian’.

“There was no-one to blame. Once it became apparent, the state rules, you have to follow them,” added Cummins who tested negative of RT-PCR but asked for quarantine, thus missing Adelaide Test. 

“We knew it might pop at some stage in this series. I didn’t think – or hope – it was going to be me,” said the 28-year-old.

“You abide by the protocols, but there (was) hardly any Covid around, so I didn’t factor it in at all until the bloke popped up next to me and said he’s positive.”

“No-one did anything wrong. The poor guy just flew to Adelaide to try and enjoy a couple of days of cricket – I felt really bad for him as well.” Cummins’ teammates Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon too would have missed the match as they were supposed to join him for dinner at the same restaurant but since the skipper didn’t check his phone for 40 minutes the two dined separately.


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