Inside the charmed life of Australia's new test cricket captain Pat Cummins


He’s the newly appointed Australian test cricket captain, but even before landing the dream job Pat Cummins was leading a fairytale life.

The 28-year-old cricketer is engaged to model-turned-interior designer Becky Boston and the couple recently welcomed their first child, son Albie.

British-born Becky, 31, first started dating the sportsman back in 2014, with Pat finally proposing to her in February last year.

Winning streak: He's the newly appointed Australian test cricket captain, but even before landing the dream job, Pat Cummins (pictured during a test match in Melbourne in December 2020) was leading a fairytale life

Winning streak: He’s the newly appointed Australian test cricket captain, but even before landing the dream job, Pat Cummins (pictured during a test match in Melbourne in December 2020) was leading a fairytale life

‘My forever person @patcummins30. I am the happiest girl in the world right now!!’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.

In an interview with the Herald Sun, Becky revealed Pat had proposed during a romantic picnic in the countryside.

‘Pat surprised me with a picnic down in the country and I had absolutely no idea it was coming,’ she told the publication. 

Family man: The 28-year-old cricketer is engaged to model-turned-interior designer Becky Boston (right), and the couple recently welcomed their first child, son Albie

Family man: The 28-year-old cricketer is engaged to model-turned-interior designer Becky Boston (right), and the couple recently welcomed their first child, son Albie

‘I was a little bit suss when he pulled out the bottle of champagne. It was very romantic, he got down on one knee and I think I just went into shock and threw myself on him.’

In an interview with ESPNcricinfo in April last year, Pat spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic had derailed the couple’s marriage plans.

‘First of all, it means that I’ll have to be more involved with the plans because I am around more, which is good,’ he said. 

New addition: They welcomed their son Albie on October 8, with Pat tweeting that he was 'beyond besotted' with the baby boy

New addition: They welcomed their son Albie on October 8, with Pat tweeting that he was ‘beyond besotted’ with the baby boy

‘No, we’re lucky. Obviously just got engaged, so hopefully most of this would have blown over by the time our wedding comes around.’ 

The couple later announced they were expecting their first child together in April this year, with Becky sharing a photo of herself cradling her burgeoning baby bump while at the beach. 

‘I can’t hide this happiness any longer!! Baby Boston Cummins will be joining us in spring. We are SO excited to meet you!!!’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.

Getting married: British-born Becky, 31, first started dating the sportsman back in 2014, with Pat finally proposing to her in February last year

Getting married: British-born Becky, 31, first started dating the sportsman back in 2014, with Pat finally proposing to her in February last year

They welcomed their son Albie on October 8, with Pat tweeting that he was ‘beyond besotted’ with the baby boy.

‘We did it. I still can’t believe we made this little person!’ Becky wrote on Instagram in late October, sharing a series of photos from Albie’s birth. 

‘Hands down the hardest, craziest, happiest, most beautiful, amazing, challenging, magical two weeks of my life.’

'We did it. I still can't believe we made this little person!' Becky wrote on Instagram in late October, sharing a series of photos from Albie's birth

‘We did it. I still can’t believe we made this little person!’ Becky wrote on Instagram in late October, sharing a series of photos from Albie’s birth

The happy couple live in a $9.5million mansion in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bronte, which they purchased in March, according to a report by realestate.com.au.

Before moving into the five-bedroom renovated Victorian manor, Pat and Becky resided in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly.

The fast bowler purchased the apartment for $1,326,500 back in 2013, after spending years commuting from his family’s home in the Blue Mountains to the SCG.

Home sweet home: They live in a $9.5million mansion in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bronte, which they purchased in March, according to a report by realestate.com.au

Home sweet home: They live in a $9.5million mansion in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bronte, which they purchased in March, according to a report by realestate.com.au

They also own a cottage in the NSW Southern Highlands, which they purchased for $906,000 in 2019. 

On Friday, Pat was named Australian test cricket captain, replacing Tim Paine amid his highly publicised sexting scandal.

Fellow cricketer Steve Smith was picked as his deputy, marking his return to a leadership role following 2018’s ball-tampering scandal.

Upgrade: Before moving into the five-bedroom renovated Victorian manor, Pat and Becky resided in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly

Upgrade: Before moving into the five-bedroom renovated Victorian manor, Pat and Becky resided in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly

Pat will lead Australia against England at The Gabba in Queensland on December 8.  

‘I am honoured to accept this role ahead of what will be a massive Ashes summer,’ he said in a statement, as reported by Fox Sports.

‘I hope I can provide the same leadership Tim has given the group in the past few years.

'My forever person @patcummins30. I am the happiest girl in the world right now!!' Becky wrote on Instagram after getting engaged

‘My forever person @patcummins30. I am the happiest girl in the world right now!!’ Becky wrote on Instagram after getting engaged

‘With Steve and I as captains, a number of very senior players in this squad and some great young talent coming through, we are a strong and tightly knit group.

‘This is an unexpected privilege, which I am very grateful for and am very much looking forward to.’

Tim, 36, announced his resignation in an emotional press conference last Friday amid a sexting scandal, which saw him send a lewd photo and explicit messages to a female staffer. 

Outgoing: On Friday, Pat was named Australian test cricket captain, taking over from Tim Paine (pictured at a press conference in Hobart last week) amid his highly publicised sexting scandal

Outgoing: On Friday, Pat was named Australian test cricket captain, taking over from Tim Paine (pictured at a press conference in Hobart last week) amid his highly publicised sexting scandal

He was investigated by Cricket Australia in 2018 after the woman complained, but was cleared of misconduct and the matter was kept secret.  

After being appointed captain following 2018’s ball-tampering scandal, Tim held a press conference, where he tearfully apologised and announced he would step down.

‘It’s an incredibly difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family, and cricket,’ the emotional sports star said at the press conference.   

'I am honoured to accept this role ahead of what will be a massive Ashes summer,' Pat said in a statement after being appointed Australian test cricket captain

‘I am honoured to accept this role ahead of what will be a massive Ashes summer,’ Pat said in a statement after being appointed Australian test cricket captain

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