The middle finger of the bowling arm is regarded to be crucial in creating an outswing. However, it is difficult to think that Pat Cummins lacks the top section of his middle finger. Cummins, who is currently ranked as one of the world’s top pace bowlers, was approximately three years old when he lost part of his finger. His sister inadvertently slammed the door on his finger, removing around a millimeter off the damaged finger.
It’s difficult to see during live television broadcasts, but many images have appeared on the internet in the past showing that Pat Cummins’ middle finger is wounded.
Pat Cummins’ middle finger
Few people know why his middle finger is wounded, but the Aussie himself disclosed why his middle finger is damaged in an interview with Cricket Australia a few years ago. According to Aussies, when he was three years old, his sister unintentionally slammed the door on his finger, which caused him to lose portions of his middle finger, which is the same length as his index finger.
He also asserted that he is unaffected by a damaged middle finger because it is the same length as his index finger.
“It doesn’t really affect me because the affected finger is about the same length as the other one (the index finger),” Cummins had said in an interview in 2011.
Later, Brett Lee stated that Cummins’ finger may be considered as an advantage. Lee had speculated that his unusual situation “may aid the ball coming out of the fingers with a nice seam position,”.
The 28-year-old right-arm fast bowler made his Australia debut in a T20 International against South Africa in 2011. He went on to play against them in the One Day International (ODI) and Test series. For a long time, Cummins has been the top-ranked Test bowler. He has taken 171 wickets in 35 Test matches in which he has appeared. His figures in the limited-overs format are also remarkable, with 111 and 42 wickets in 69 ODI and 37 T20I matches, respectively.