IPL 2020 KKR vs MI: Pat Cummins smashes four sixes off Jasprit Bumrah

KKR quick Pat Cummins, the most expensive player in the IPL at Rs 15.5 crore, concedes 49 runs in three overs but smashes four sixes off Jasprit Bumrah.

Pat Cummins took a couple of catches to help dismiss Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.   -  BCCI/IPL

Australia speedster Pat Cummins — the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League 2020 — had a disappointing start to his campaign, against Mumbai Indians, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

He couldn't make the ball talk, but the bat had a lot to say.

The right-armer, bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore at the auctions, was taken for a ride in his first over by Rohit Sharma. He leaked 15 runs, which included two towering sixes — one over extra cover and the other over deep mid-wicket.

In his second spell, he leaked 15 more runs — this time the runs came from Saurabh Tiwary’s blade.

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Cummins lost the plot completely in his third over as he bowled two wides before conceding two fours and a six, courtesy Hardik Pandya.

Overall, he was hit for four sixes and three fours. He bowled four wides too. At an economy of 16.30, his figures read 3-0-49-0.

But he took two crucial catches to dismiss the in-form Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav.

Cummins, the batting star

It was a different story when he walked into bat.

Cummins took everyone by surprise when he hammered Jasprit Bumrah for four brutal sixes to score 33 runs of 12 balls. The last time the India pacer was hit for these many sixes was back in 2018 against Chennai Super Kings. Dwayne Bravo was at the centre of the onslaught.

Earlier in 2015, a younger Bumrah had conceded four sixes against JP Duminy, who was playing for Delhi Daredevils.

KKR lost the match by 49 runs but Cummins' ability to clear the fence will hold them in good stead.

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