One of the most beautiful thing that the Indian Premier League and various other franchise cricket tournaments have changed in the game is the amazing comradery that is now seen between players of different nations. The cricketers have become more and more comfortable around each other, having spent so much time together in the dressing room. And now, another amazing moment from the first half of IPL 2021 is now doing the rounds on social media.
Moment of respect between KKR duo
The Kolkata Knight Riders duo of Shubman Gill and Pat Cummins have often been seen sharing some fun moments in the dressing room as is seen on the franchise’s social media handles. It has now come to notice that both the players exchanged their signed Test jerseys during this season. While this tradition is quite common in football where players do it as a mark of respect and memorabilia, it is now getting popular in cricket as well after Hardik and KL Rahul had also done the same during an IPL match. However, it just becomes more special when two players from India and Australia, respectively, do the same.
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Pat Cummins & Shubman Gill exchanged their signed Test jersey during IPL 2021 – the bonding and respect between both of them. pic.twitter.com/PuhYtIFNp4
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Rivals on the field, friends off the field
Shubman Gill made his Test debut during the Australia tour, where he had a fierce battle against Pat Cummins on the field. The Aussie pacer had later lauded the Indian youngster on his impressive debut series and had praised him for his relaxed attitude.
“He’s good, he’s young. He wants to take the game on and is really relaxed. He doesn’t take cricket or life too seriously. So it’s good fun to be with him. I get along really well with Shubman. It was a great debut for him last summer in Australia. We had some good contests out in the field. I really feel happy for him, he had a great start to his Test career,” said Cummins.
With Cummins having reportedly withdrawn from the second phase of IPL 2021, the fans will have to wait for some time to get the duo back together on the field once again.