Pat Cummins was in fiery form as he went down an undefeated knockout to record the joint fastest 50 in Indian Premier League (IPL) history on Wednesday. The Aussie hit an unbeaten 56 from 15 balls in the five-wicket win of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune. Cummins hit his fifty in 14 balls, a similar feat to KL Rahul in 2018. Virender Sehwag led the reaction on Twitter as everyone took to the social media platform to greet Cummins. “Moonh se nivala cheen liya, sorry vada pav cheen liya. Pat Cummins, one of the most insane demonstrations of clean hitting, 15 ball 56…Jeera Batti,” wrote Sehwag.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) Apr 6, 2022
Former Indian all-rounder also congratulated Cummins, calling him a “valuable cricketer”.
He wrote: “Pat Cummins shows his class again as a valuable cricketer!”
Pat Cummins shows his class again as a valuable cricketer!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) Apr 6, 2022
Here are the other responses:
Pat Cummins, you beauty. Came in when KKR needed 61 in 41 balls, finished 56* (15) with 6 sixes. Just a word, CRAZY…!! pic.twitter.com/IHbRVJOpMP
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) Apr 6, 2022
14 ball fifty for Pat Cummins, equal to KL Rahul for fastest fifty in IPL history.
— John. (@CricCrazyJohns) Apr 6, 2022
Chasing a goal of 162 runs, Cummins’ incredible knock helped KKR reach 162 for five in 16 overs.
He was backed by Venkatesh Iyer, who also pulverized an undefeated half-century.
Initially, MI posted 161 for four in 20 overs, with Suryakumar Yadav hitting 52 runs from 36 balls. Meanwhile, Cummins took two wickets in four overs for KKR’s bowling division.
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