Sydney: Australias Test skipper Tim Paine might consider deputy Pat Cummins a contender for the captain's job once he hangs his boots, but the pacer has made it clear that while it is nice to hear such words from the captain, he is currently happy being the vice-captain of the national team.
“It’s nice to hear, (I) don’t think it makes me want it more or less. I’m glad being a vice-captain underneath him that I get that nod. He’s brilliant,” Cummins was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“Like I’ve said a hundred times before, I kind of feel it’s not quite right talking about captaincy now when we’ve got someone like Painey and Finchy (limited-overs captain Aaron Finch) doing great jobs. We’ll see down the track, but at the moment it’s bit of a moot point.”
Interestingly, Cummins has no leadership experience when it comes to first-class cricket and the Aussie feels it is a situation which obviously isn’t an everyday story.
“In the perfect world, your first experience of being captain - say, Australian captain, you’ve (already) had quite a bit of experience leading and you know exactly what it entails. But things don’t always work out as exactly as you planned,” he said. IANS