The fiery fast bowler Pat Cummins has been rested from the third ODI between India VS Australia with Australia having an unassailable 2-0 lead against India in the three-match ODI series.
However, Cummins was the premium bowler for Knight Riders’ franchise in the Indian Premier League, and hence, it was deemed that Cummins might need a bit of rest before the Test series.
The Australian legend Shane Warne is disappointed with the decision to give rest to the seamer, and he raises the question about whether IPL is more important for players than playing for Australia.
On Fox Cricket, Shane Warne said, “Pat Cummins and the resting, I am a little bit disappointed.”
“I know it is a big summer that we have, and it is pretty jam-packed, but I don’t think Australian players should be resting after two games.
Why are they resting? Is it because they played IPL? So they are allowed to go and play all these games in the IPL and then they need a rest because they have been playing in IPL,” said Warne.
“Surely playing for Australia is more important than playing in the IPL. So I would say you should choose. Either miss the IPL or you cannot miss games because you need a break coming off an IPL for an Australian game,” Warne added further.
“It is a One Day International for Australia, and you need a rest to get through the summer after two games,” Shane Warne signed off.
Meanwhile, India put a mammoth 302/5 on the board and ask the top question to Australia.
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