Australian red-ball captain Pat Cummins has denied the Indian offer worth $1 Million, prioritizing his national duties over any whopping contract. He was offered a million-dollar deal for one of the local franchise-based tournaments in India, but the bowler feels that national commitments cannot be taken for granted.
According to Cummins, such hefty offers keep on coming at regular intervals, but playing international cricket for the motherland, is prior to anything or everything. Especially mentioning his nation, he says these things cannot be hypothesized.
As reported by Fox Sports, Cummins narrated,
“These opportunities are huge, and they are popping up more and more often. Playing for your country, international cricket at the moment is still number one for just about everyone, especially here in Australia, but we can’t just take that for granted."
Multiple city-based local leagues in India are looking to inject foreign cricketers to create hype and market their tournaments. Notably, Cummins has been a significant part of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his values do not allow preferring any contest in any corner of the world over the homeland.
Perpendicular to Cummins, multiple international cricketers have ditched their nations and central contracts by the board to grab the lucrative deals in the newly-launched SA20 and ILT20.