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#Ashes2021: Mum and Dad are super proud, says newly appointed Pat Cummins

In the first press conference as the skipper, Cummins said his parents were so excited that they had tears in their eyes as it is a very special time and everyone is really happy.

Melbourne: Pat Cummins is appointed as the new skipper for Australia with Steve Smith as his deputy. 

In the first press conference as the skipper, Cummins said his parents were so excited that they had tears in their eyes as it is a very special time and everyone is really happy. 

“Mum and Dad were super excited, there were a few tears. It’s a really special time. Everyone is really happy and proud,” said Cummins.

Pat on his leadership style said, “I’m naturally quite a calm person. I’m quite positive. I’ll be leaning on everyone. I’m a big one for empowering individuals to own their role (in the team)”.

“It’s going to be a real collaborative approach (to leadership). It might look a bit different from the outside compared to captain’s of the past, which is great,” he added.

Talking about his position from Test cricket, “ I very much doubt that I will rest from Test cricket. I have never rested from a game of Test cricket before, so I doubt that will start now”.

Steve Smith in the press conference said,,”I think they’re (England) a very strong squad. I think England have some quality players. They’ve got a well rounded side and I think it makes for an exciting series. We’re chomping at the bit to get out there”.

“I’ve been in a position for the last few years playing as a leader. Now to have the opportunity to be standing here next to Patrick with a formal title, I feel very honoured”, he added.

first published:Nov. 26, 2021, 9:46 a.m.

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