“He’s good, he’s young. He wants to start the game and he’s really calm,” the Aussie pacer star said on Instagram live from KKR at the start of their opening. IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Sunday.
“He doesn’t take cricket or life too seriously. So it’s good to have fun with him,” added the world’s first test, welcoming the youngster from India as the duo will be seen playing together, months after their exciting duel in the Test Series. Down Under.
The 21-year-old was one of the architects of the epic series of tests in India, which won Down Under, on his debut trip.
Gil struck counterattack 91 in the second inning of the fourth and final test in Brisbane, something that created India’s epic chase of 328 in Gaba on the way to their 2-1 series triumph.
“I get along very well with Schubman. It was a great debut for him last summer in Australia. We had some good races on the field. I really feel happy for him, he started great in his test career,” Cummins said.
Against the backdrop of the horror of COVID-19, IPL will follow a caravan format and for the first time the franchises will be deprived of a home advantage, as KKR will also miss playing in the iconic Eden Gardens.
“I’m just happy to play for you this season. I know, unfortunately, we won’t get to Kolkata and see each other in person, but yes, give us all the love on social media.
“We see everything and we absolutely love it and we will try to do our best for you, so stick with us and hope to see you all soon,” Cummins said in a statement to fans.