Cricket: Aussie quick clears the air on prediction about Virat Kohli

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Pat Cummins
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Australian pacer Pat Cummins found himself right in the middle of controversy after his alleged prediction about India’s Virat Kohli. Cummins had stated that Kohli will not score a century during the Men In Blue’s tour down under later this year.

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The Aussie quick revealed to Cricket Australia that the statement backfired and went on to reveal what he truly meant with his controversial prediction. Cummins said:

“I was surprised by the traction the comments I made about Virat got,” he told the Cricket Australia website. “I was almost trying to do the opposite to the way they were perceived. I was trying to pay him a huge compliment and say that my big wish list for the summer was he doesn’t score a hundred.”
Cummins also added that Kohli is a crucial player and it would be a huge challenge facing him on the tour. He added:
“He’s obviously so important to the team and is such a gun batsman, so him not scoring runs would go a long way to helping us win,”
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