It happens rarely that a batter coming to bat lower down the order scores joint-fastest fifty but Pat Cummins has scripted such a feat by scoring a half-century from 14 balls. With this knock, he equaled the record of KL Rahul and became another player to score quickest IPL fifty along with Rahul.
Mumbai Indians continued their poor outing in the IPL 2022 losing against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. For KKR, they are placed on top of the points table with three wins from four matches. Batting first, MI posted a total of 161/4 courtesy of 52 runs from Suryakumar Yadav. The start of the chase did not go very well for KKR as they lost two wickets for 35 runs inside the power play.
Venkatesh Iyer played a mature inning from one end but wickets were falling from the other. Pat Cummins walked in to bat on a score of 101/5 and he changed the whole dynamic of the match with his fiery innings. Cummins smashed unbeaten 56 runs from 15 balls and helped the team win the game. He completed his half-century in 14 balls equalling the record of KL Rahul. Cummins’s knock turned out to be very impactful for the team.
Here is how several former cricketers reacted to the knock on Twitter
Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2022
Wanna dance like Andre?
Pat Cummins showing his class as a valuable cricketer AGAIN !— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 6, 2022
Yes it did happen
#PatCummins is the world’s best all-format cricketer currently methinks— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 6, 2022
It was an exhibition!!
One of the cleanest exhibition of hitting one will ever see. Pat Cummins making world class Mumbai bowlers look like club bowlers. Joint fastest IPL 50, take a bow 🙏🏼 #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/d9C3K5BqwT— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 6, 2022
Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 6, 2022
He sure can!
Pat Can Bat. Oh yes…14 ball 50. Team in duress. Against Bumrah and Mills. Unbelievable. Knight’s Night. #IPL2022— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 6, 2022
The Vada Pav reference is for Mumbai, a city which thrives on Vada Pav. Rohit fans thanda lo , I am a bigger fan of his batting much more than most of you guys.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2022
Life gives you the opportunity!
Pacer to all-rounder
That was incredible!
Was it real?
Can't process that!!
Pat Man risses!!
The Pat-Man Returns … #MIvsKKR What’ve we just witnessed here … Phew!!!— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 6, 2022
What an inning, what an inning!!— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 6, 2022
Pat Cummins you can't do anything wrong today. One of those days where you feel happy you are not bowling in the match. Mumbai made a blunder by not giving ball to a spinner. #KKRvsMI #IPL2022