Inside the charmed life of new Australian test cricket captain Pat Cummins

He is the newly appointed Australian test cricket captain, but even before he landed the dream job, Pat Cummins lived a fairytale life.

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

British-born Becky, 31, began dating the sportsman in 2014, and Pat eventually proposed to her in February of last year.

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

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

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

“Pat surprised me with a picnic 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 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 interior designer Becky Boston (right), and the couple recently welcomed their first child, son Albie

“I was a little suspenseful 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 wedding plans.

“First of all, it means I need to be more involved in the plans because I’m more around, which is good,” he said.

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

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

‘No, we’re lucky. Obviously we 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 of this year, and Becky shared a photo of herself rocking her budding baby bump while at the beach.

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

Marrying: British-born Becky, 31, began dating the sportsman in 2014, and Pat finally proposed to her in February of last year

Marrying: British-born Becky, 31, began dating the sportsman in 2014, and Pat finally proposed to her in February of last year

They welcomed their son Albie on October 8, with Pat tweeting that he was “more than in love” with the 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 of Albie’s birth.

“Without a doubt 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 of 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 of Albie’s birth

The happy couple live in a $9.5 million mansion in Bronte, a Sydney beachfront suburb, which they bought in March, according to a report from realestate.com.au.

Before moving to the renovated five-bedroom Victorian mansion, Pat and Becky lived in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly.

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

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

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

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

On Friday, Pat was named Australia’s test cricket captain, replacing Tim Paine amid his much-discussed sexting scandal.

Fellow cricketer Steve Smith was chosen as his deputy, marking his return to a leadership role after the 2018 ball-mess scandal.

Upgrade: Before moving to the renovated five-bedroom Victorian mansion, Pat and Becky lived in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly

Upgrade: Before moving to the renovated five-bedroom Victorian mansion, Pat and Becky lived in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Clovelly

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

“I am honored to take on this role in the lead up to 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 that Tim has given the group over the years.

My eternal person @patcummins30.  I am now the happiest girl in the world!!'  Becky wrote on Instagram after she got engaged

My eternal person @patcummins30. I am now the happiest girl in the world!!’ Becky wrote on Instagram after she got engaged

“With Steve and I as captains, some very experienced players in this squad and some great young talent coming through, we are a strong and close-knit group.

“This is an unexpected privilege for which I am very grateful and very much looking forward to.”

Tim, 36, announced his resignation last Friday in an emotional press conference amid a sexting scandal, sending a lewd photo and explicit messages to a female staff member.

Outgoing: On Friday, Pat was named captain of Australia's test cricket successor to Tim Paine (pictured at a Hobart press conference last week) amid his much-discussed sexting scandal

Outgoing: On Friday, Pat was named captain of Australia’s test cricket successor to Tim Paine (pictured at a Hobart press conference last week) amid his much-discussed sexting scandal

He was investigated by Cricket Australia in 2018 after the woman complained, but was acquitted of wrongdoing and the case was kept secret.

After being named captain following the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, Tim held a press conference, where he tearfully apologized and announced that he would be stepping 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.

Moving on: Tim's wife, Bonnie (left), was aware of her husband's indiscretion in 2018 and has stood by him for the past three years, insisting they'd gotten over it

Moving on: Tim’s wife, Bonnie (left), was aware of her husband’s indiscretion in 2018 and has stood by him for the past three years, insisting they’d gotten over it

Tim’s wife, Bonnie, was aware of her husband’s indiscretion in 2018 and has stood by him for the past three years, insisting they had gotten over it.

She said the sexting scandal had been “good for their marriage,” even though she was “completely shocked” by his betrayal.

Bonnie said she’s already had “her time” of “getting mad, venting and getting mad,” but decided to put the incident behind her in 2018.

“I am honored to take on this role in the lead up to what will be a massive Ashes summer,” Pat said in a statement after being named Australia’s test cricket captain.

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