Pat Cummins on his favourite IPL moment: KKR winning title in 2014, loved Gautam Gambhir's captaincy

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Australian pacer Pat Cummins loved the aggression with which Gautam Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their second Indian Premier League (IPL) title win in 2014.

Australia pacer Pat Cummins will represent KKR in IPL 2021. (Courtesy by BCCI)

Australia pacer Pat Cummins will represent KKR in IPL 2021. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gautam Gambhir was always aggressive as a captain, which I loved: Pat Cummins
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti is a very good bowler: KKR pacer Pat Cummins
  • Cummins said that his favourite moment in IPL was winning the title in 2014

Australia pacer Pat Cummins said that he enjoyed played under Gautam Gambhir and loved the aggression with which Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their second Indian Premier League (IPL) title win in 2014. Notably, Cummins was involved in a candid chat during a recent Q&A session on Instagram from his hotel room in Chennai

Kolkata Knight Riders last won the IPL title in 2014, which was their second triumph under former skipper Gautam Gambhir before he went to Delhi Capitals in 2018. Asked to name his favourite IPL moment, Pat Cummins said that it was his first IPL season in 2014.

"Favourite moment was my first IPL in 2014 with Kolkata winning the title and then going to next day and see hundreds of thousands of fans on street going crazy," said Cummins on his Instagram story.

"Enjoyed playing under GG (Gautam Gambhir) he was always really aggressive as a captain which I loved," he added.

Meanwhile, Cummins also said that Team India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and KKR's emerging fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti are his favorite bowlers. "I like watching Bumrah bowl and in KKR youngster Kamlesh Nagarkotti," Cummins replied when a fan asked which bowler does he like to watch.

Pat Cummins had an average IPL 2020 season, going wicketless in a lot of games. He found some form towards the second half of the campaign, finishing with 12 wickets in 14 games at a strike rate of 26 and an economy rate of 7.86.

KKR will open their IPL 2021 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on April 11.