Australian speedster and world's best Test bowler Pat Cummins believes that we live in an age where the social media literally hounds you when you speak anything about any Indian cricketer or especially Virat Kohli. During a chat with YouTube channel 'The Grade Cricketer', Cummins recalled an incident where he had spoke a bit about Kohli and his phone just blew up with messages. Read more - IPL 2021: MI vs RCB Dream XI prediction; Match Preview
"If you live on social media at all, then you get absolutely hounded," Pat Cummins said. "Like say anything about Virat Kohli and then look out for the next years. I said something a few years ago and it was actually a bit of a compliment like 'He's a great player. Hope he doesn't score a hundred because he's a gun player'.
"And then about six months later, when he scored a hundred, my phone just blew up a long memory," he added.
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The Kolkata Knight Riders' leader of the bowling attack also revealed his first meet with Rishabh Pant and how he was impressed by Pant's batting skills.
"When I played for Delhi four years back, I was batting alongside a young batsman, who was 16-year-old and he was smashing balls out of the park. So, I went to the coach and captain and said 'This guy's a gun. You should definitely play him'. And they're like yeah, That's Rishabh Pant," he said.
Cummins says that India has a lot of talent and all the credit goes to the Under-19 management, where there is a lot of focus. He also pointed out a few youngsters who are on the verge of becoming superstars in cricket.
"Every year there are some new guys that I've never heard of and they end up being superstars. They put a lot of emphasis on Under-19 cricket. So, I think Shubman Gill, Nagarkoti and Mavi, two young fast bowlers. Every team has one or two batters, that look like 15 and they absolutely smack it," he concluded.