Australia captain Pat Cummins didn’t confer with Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s idea of changing the World Test Championship final to a three-game series instead of a single game after the Aussies won the WTC Final 2021-23 title. The Kangaroos register a massive 204-run victory over India to win their maiden WTC final at The Oval. 

The Aussies were in the driver’s seat from Day 1 of the Test as they piled up 469 in the first innings with centuries by Travis Head and Steven Smith. Then with the ball, India was bundled out 296 before Australia further bolstered their lead and set a 444-run target in the final innings. After a tough Day 4, the Aussies roared back with a magical bowling spell and got the remaining seven Indian wickets to register a massive 204-run victory. 

After the match, Rohit was speaking at the post-match conference and floated the idea of having a possible three-game series for the final and suggested shifting the venues for the WTC final from England. “The final should have a three-match series and the mega match shouldn’t always be played in the month of June and in England,” said Rohit.

However, Cummins was not in favour of this proposal or idea as cited the Olympics as a sporting event where athletes play in a single final for the medals.“We already won the WTC Trophy. Not only 3-match series for WTC Final, there can be 16-match series. There is only one chance in the Olympics and players win the medals,” he said.

Further in the press conference, Pat Cummins had some praiseful words for Scott Boland as the 34-year-old picked up five wickets in the Test match. He said, “Yeah, [our bowling attack was] fantastic. Scotty Boland is now my favourite player. He always has been, but he just continues to be my favourite. Yeah, everyone just did their role really well. Again, coming off a bit of a break for most of us, when it counted everyone kind of switched on and got a key breakthrough.”