Pat Cummins reveals the time he had to delete a message sent to former PM Scott Morrison
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Being bestowed the role of Australian Test cricket captain and the country’s Prime Minister are perhaps the two toughest jobs in the country.
But despite the difficulty of both jobs, it’s hard to imagine there’d be much crossover between the two.
However, the importance of the job perhaps began to sink in for Pat Cummins when he was added to quite a peculiar WhatsApp group.
The pace bowler appeared on the first episode of the Amazon Prime documentary The Test where he revealed an extraordinary notification he received.
He was chatting to fellow bowler Mitchell Starc when he received a message.
He said: “I just opened up my phone then and I’ve just been added to a WhatsApp group called ‘Legends’ with Scott Morrison and Justin Langer in it.”
Typical Scott Morrison attempting to cosie up to talented athletes.
And while ScoMo’s eligibility to be a ‘legend’ may be in question, he was still the PM at the time and so Cummins would need to be on his best behaviour.
However, there was just one problem, Cummins already had a WhatsApp group of the same name, but it included himself, Starc, and Josh Hazlewood.
That could only cause problems.
Cummins said: “Hope I don’t send anything to the wrong group.”
Well, well, well, to no one’s surprise problems were had.
Cummins later told The Age that he did indeed send a message in the chat including the PM and the Aussie cricket coach that was intended for the mate’s chat.
The cricketer revealed: “I think it was a stat or a photo or a meme or something that came up and I sent it to the wrong group and I quickly had to delete it.
Probably not the worst thing to be sent to the former Prime Minister.
In quintessential Morrison fashion, Cummins revealed that the 54-year-old was keen to be considered one of the ‘boys’ in the chat.
He said: “It was busy as well, every day’s play there was a ‘good luck, go get ’em today’.”
Unfortunately, Morrison never asked for any political advice from the cricket legends.