The captain of the Australian cricket team, Pat Cummins, revealed his struggle and said he wants to play until he is 35
As a result of playing nonstop cricket a few years ago, Australia captain Pat Cummins acknowledged feeling “burnt out,” but he now anticipates continuing to play at the highest level for at least another five years.
Cummins returned home from Australia’s tour of India earlier this year to be by his mother’s side as she passed away in March following a protracted illness.
Cummins made his Australian debut in 2011 during the team’s tour of South Africa, but he was forced to sit out for up to six years while he recovered from injuries. It wasn’t until 2017 that he was able to return to the national team on a regular basis.
The 30-year-old Cummins said, “Cricket is virtually played every day of the year; there is always a cricket game taking place somewhere.” I played non-stop for a year or two.
“I kind of recently recovered from injuries at the time, which was probably four or five years ago. I just remember thinking, “Geez, I’m 25 here, but I want to do this until I’m 35,” because I was just exhausted, like burned out. In an interview with former England football player Rio Ferdinand, he said, “I’ve got to find a way to reconcile all these various activities.
According to Cummins, his family is still dealing with the loss of his mother.
He also missed this year’s IPL. Currently, he is training in Australia for the upcoming test.
The globe Test Championships final, which takes place at The Oval in London from June 7–11, will feature Australia vs. No. 1 India in the globe. The crucial “Ashes series,” which begins on June 16 at Edgbaston, will now be the team’s primary focus.
In addition to representing Australia in cricket, Cummins is active in the Cricket for Climate Foundation, which he founded to lessen the sport’s carbon imprint.