Monday, May 27, 2024

Steve Smith had a brain-fade against Pat Cummins: Brad Hogg

The talk of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the moment is how Pat Cummins reduced batting sensation to a doddering novice in the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals match up in UAE on Wednesday.

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg took to his YouTube channel and said: “Pat Cummins showed that he was worth the million dollars that was forked for him this IPL. He made Steve Smith look like a lower-order batsman…He had his footwork all over the shop. He was beating him on the outside edge and inside edge. Steve Smith started slogging and he nearly got out on the second last-ball of that over but finally got caught behind on the last ball.”

Both Cummins and Smith are top of the charts draw: One is world’s number one bowler and the other is world’s number one batsman and their contest on paper was mouth-watering—till the evening unfolded.

Hogg couldn’t hold back his disappointment.

“Pat Cummins was way too good, way too quick, accurate and Steve Smith didn’t have the answers. All Steve Smith had to do was play that over out and attack the likes of Mavi, Ngarkoti and the young bowlers of that KKR outfit and RR would have been in a better position. But he didn’t, he had a brain fade…” added Hogg.

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