ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Watch: Pat Cummins opens up on Australia’s sixth World Cup title

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
November 20 2023
Pat Cummins on one-sided crowd in IND vs AUS final in Ahmedabad

Pat Cummins led Australia to yet another World Cup title.

Australian cricket team silenced Indian crowd at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australian skipper Pat Cummins walked the talk and made the entire crowd in Ahmedabad go silence. Australia defeated India by six wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final. They won their 6th 50-over World Cup title, this is their third World Cup win in the last 5 mega events since 2007 in West Indies.

There were over 90,000 attendees at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, and the ground was painted blue. With just a handful of Australian fans, the crowd noise was entirely silent throughout the action. Australia skipper Pat Cummins was confident of Australia getting support back home and people up around 3-4 AM to watch their team win and add yet another World Cup title to their ICC trophy cabinet.

Pat Cummins on the victory

While talking about the victory, Pat Cummins said it would be a career highlight for him in his playing career. Cummins said, “It’s just a career highlight, but plenty of people back home up around 4 AM watching that. We are in tears, and everyone is just absolutely pumped.” Australia’s team had a disappointing start to their World Cup campaign as they suffered two big defeats against India and South Africa in the opening two games.

Australia defeated South Africa in the semi-finals and India in the finals and pulled themselves up for the big occasion. Australian skipper added that the crowd pressure was out of the equation, and that helped his team overcome the big challenge. Cummins said, “In 2015, when we were playing home, there was pressure, but here in front of the 1,30,000 people rooting for the opposition, really, it was nothing to lose for us.”

Pat Cummins also revealed that he has fallen in love with the ODI format once again, and the format is here to stay. Cummins added, “I must say, maybe because we won, I did fall in love with ODI again this World Cup. I think the scenario where every game really matters does mean a bit different to just a bilateral.” The Australian team will play a 5-match T20I series against India before flying back to their home country to celebrate the World Cup victory.

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