In what comes as a big blow to the Australian cricket team, Pat Cummins is all set to miss the third Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The Test skipper is unlikely to return to India for the remainder of the tour due to family reasons. India and Australia are set to lock horns in the third and fourth Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy followed by three-match ODI series.
It is to be noted that Cummins returned to aid his ailing mother, Maria Cummins. The 29-year-old’s mother is under palliative care as she is battling breast cancer. The Australian all-rounder had earlier missed IPL 2022 due to the same reasons.
The cricketer has got support from across the world including his Australian teammates. One of the reaction which went viral was Barmy Army's trumpet tribute for the cricketer's ailing mother. The Barmy Army on Monday (27 February) dedicated a song ‘Maris’ from Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s West Side Story to the cricketer’s mother.
Seeing this tribute, the 29-year-old also could not stay away and reacted resharing the post. “This is amazing @TheBarmyArmy, thankyou. Mum loved watching this and felt very touched,” the cricketer captioned with a red-heart emoji.
Notably, the Australian cricket team has urged the Test skipper to be with his mother at such crucial times. “That’s just generally being good people. In any workforce or any business, family is still No 1, so if anything is going on, you’ve got to be able to go home. Cricket’s always going to be there,” Peter Handscomb said.
Earlier former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie also urged the Test skipper to not return for the Test series. “It wouldn’t surprise me if we didn’t see him on this tour (again). If I was in charge, I’d probably just say to him, ‘stay at home’”, Gillespie was quoted as saying to Summer Grandstand.
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