With Tim Paine slowly heading towards the twilight of his international captaincy in Test Cricket, a fan asked Wasim Jaffer whether he would vote for Pat Cummins as the probable man to lead Australia in the offing.
Jaffer came up with a crackling reply leaving everyone in splits. I believe, Cummins would be a happy man to see a bit of confidence that the former Test opener from India has shown in him.
A fan asked Jaffer whether he believes that Cummins has the potential in leading the remarkable Australian team once Paine shifts down.
Jaffer replied, “He’s one of the frontrunners. But write his name in sand and not yet on paper”.
This was also a very cheeky move from Jaffer, making a slight allusion to the Sandpaper gate scandal in which Smith and Warner got tangled.
Ideally, Pat Cummins is one of the most adulated and venerable characters in the Australian team. His benign character is what makes his fellow comrades love him and abide by him.
In fact, his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders has also brought him closer to the Indian fans. He isn’t a very expressive person, but the way he commands respect is indeed a beautiful way to dovetail
The captaincy dilemma that Wasim Jaffer spoke about
Tim Paine hasn’t really had a remarkable stint with the Australian cricket team of late, however, his initial sparks, especially in the Ashes that helped Australia to retain the prestigious title is the reason why Australia wanted to have him until the forthcoming Ashes.
Steven Smith is one of the frontrunners to lead the race for captaincy. However, given the infamy that he had to undergo due to the Sandpaper gate incident, many cricketing fans aren’t really in favour of this decision.
Hence, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc gage also been tipped as the favourites to head into this multidimensional race for the glorious post of Australian captaincy in red-ball cricket.
They will have to decide in quick