Fans on Twitter praised Cricket Australia’s move to name a fast bowler as the captain of the ODI team. They lauded the pacer for being an inspiration to world cricket as despite being the pacer he will captain the team in the two formats.
Pat Cummins named 27th ODI captain of the Australian cricket team
Cricket Australia named premier pacer Pat Cummins as the 27th ODI captain of the Australian Cricket Team. After Aaron Finch called time in his ODI career, the governing body came under massive pressure about who to make the next captain.
There were many speculations about who to make the skipper. While many called Steve Smith the front-runner to reinsert Aaron finch, there were reports that suggested that CA might remove David Warner’s captaincy ban and make him the skipper in the 50-over format.
Cummins, who is also the Australian Test captain will take over the reins of the ODI team from the series against England at home later this year. The move to bring him as the leader of the side could prove to be handy for Australia as he has proved his prowess as a leader in the Tests.
Cummins is yet to lose a series as a Test captain of Australia and it’ll be a massive boost for the team considering the ODI World Cup slated to take place next year in India.
Pat Cummins has been named Australia's 27th ODI captain 🙌 pic.twitter.com/T0p02wwjiPAdvertisement
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) October 17, 2022
Fans on Twitter react as Pat Cummins becomes Australian ODI captain
As Cricket Australia named Pat Cummins as the skipper of the ODI team, fans on Twitter give mixed reactions to it. While many called it a sensational move, some were unhappy as felt that handing this much work to the pacer will spoil his career. Here are some of the reactions.
He will get rested a lot then, probably ending his t20Is career in addition to decrease participation in the IPL.Advertisement
— コン・ドゥ・グエン (@CongDuNguyen1) October 17, 2022
It will be similar to Michael Clarke-George Bailey ODI era of captaincy
— Khuong Ho (@TehRealKhuong) October 17, 2022Advertisement
This is just a way to get Smith in position to captain the team without naming a VC. CA won’t pick Smith as Captain because of the public opinion. Cummins won’t play a lot of ODI’s. Absolutely bs decision, Carey or Maxwell should be captain. Maxi is a great white ball captain.Advertisement
— Peter (@aussiepie19) October 17, 2022
There is a ODI World Cup in 2023. Cummins is going to be playing almost every game in the lead up to that, although might take this first series off with the rest of our T20 squad because it is scheduled ridiculously
— James (@james177777777) October 18, 2022Advertisement
Would’ve probably chosen Maxi or Warner as ODI captain. Great leaders. Also, could keep pressure off Pat to just focus on captaining the Test side.Advertisement
— Vince Zaccheo (@ZaccheoVince) October 17, 2022
— Tanmoy Chakraborty🩺⚕️ (@Tanmoycv01) October 18, 2022Advertisement
Anything to deny smith to become captain and wait for warners ban to be lifted . This is so unfair on smith and cricket . As smith is modern day Mr cricket . I can’t understand what Aussie board wants as smith is not a sycophant like Warner . This is an insult to cricketAdvertisement
— Partha19 (@Partha193) October 18, 2022
Good choice he is very Exellient captain in future australia
— Rafay ali (@Rafayal07734712) October 18, 2022Advertisement
Pat Cummins truly inspirational for world cricket as a fast bowler he maintained his fitness and no. one test bowler last 4_5 year pat Era and towards….Advertisement
— Shivam Tiwari (@ShivamT69348676) October 18, 2022
Odd call. Since the last World Cup he's played in exactly 50% of Australia's ODIs. Missed opportunity to give someone like Maxwell, Head or Carey a crack.
— Pickles (@swollenpickles) October 18, 2022Advertisement
Congratulations to Pat for being appointed our 27th ODI Captain. 🙂Advertisement
— AlexS#DonTheSash (@alexmatthewsar) October 18, 2022
— Andrew Walker (Andy) (@AndrewW87524868) October 18, 2022Advertisement
Congratulations Cummins . It's very good news but I may prefer Warner as a consistent capitancy seen srh and also it help so much benrfit of australia #davidwarner @davidwarner31 @WarnerFanTrends @warner31fansAdvertisement
— Yadidya Jadeja (@YadidyaJ) October 18, 2022
He is a terrific talent. A match winner.
— @JaganNeuron (@Jagan1234) October 18, 2022Advertisement