IPL 2020: Will try my best not to change, says Cummins on multi-million dollar deal

Pat Cummins was, last week, picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders as he left compatriot Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) a distant second at Rs 10.75 crore.

Australia pacer Pat Cummins is yet to plan how he would spend the 15.5 crore rupees he got during the IPL 2020 auctions.

Australia pacer Pat Cummins is yet to plan how he would spend the 15.5 crore rupees he got during the IPL 2020 auctions.   -  Getty Images

Pat Cummins is still trying to figure out what he will do with a whopping ₹15.5 crore (USD 2.17 million) after becoming the costliest ever overseas buy in Indian Premier League (IPL) history, but the Australian pacer is confident that the impending windfall will not change him as a person.

Cummins was last week picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders as he left compatriot Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) a distant second at Rs 10.75 crore.

“I will try my best not to change. Lucky, I have got good people around me,” Cummins told reporters ahead of the ‘Boxing Day’ Test against New Zealand.

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Asked what he will do with the money, Cummins said he is yet to plan.

“I don’t know [what to do with the money]. My girlfriend... the first thing she said was ‘we can buy the dog a couple more toys now’. She has got her priorities sorted,” Cummins said in jest.

For Cummins, it’s not about the sky rocketing bid that he attracted but love for the game and people around it that make it so worthwhile.

“The boys in the team are great but also my family and friends. I still play cricket because I love it. I am really fortunate and grateful for everything that has happened,” Cummins added.