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The 29-year-old superstar quick has also slammed claims he was one of the key reasons Cricket Australia didn't renew their $40million sponsorship with energy giant Alinta.
The company that stood by the game's governing body during its darkest times following the South African ball-tampering scandal and Tim Paine's sexting drama.
As Cummins and the Aussie side prepare to embark on a daunting tour of India, which begins with a Test on February 9, the skipper has once again poured fuel on the climate change fire.
Pat Cummins has yet again insisted he will continue on his climate change crusade despite a wave a criticism from leading figures and fans in the game
Cummins said he will continue to share beliefs he is 'passionate about' and thinks he 'can make a difference with', and rubbished claims he was part of the $40million sponsorship row.
He even bizarrely compared himself to the man many would regard as one of the world's greatest-ever tech visionaries, Apple wiz Steve Jobs.
'It (being responsible for Alinta's sponsorship not being renewed) was complete rubbish. The nature of the position I am in you do get dragged into different things,' he told the Daily Telegraph.
'I am not doing things to please absolutely everyone. Steve Jobs said he would go and sell ice cream if he wanted to do that.'
Pat Cummins, pictured wearing major sponsor Alinta Energy across his chest at the third Test against earlier this month, insists he had nothing to do with Cricket Australia not renewing their $40million sponsorship with the energy giant
Just why Cummins believes his desire to share his views on climate change compares to the man who revolutionsed the computer industry and life as we know it with the iPhone remains to be seen.
Either way, it's clear he won't stop pushing for what he feels is right.
That's despite Daily Mail Australia pointing out last year that he drives a petrol-guzzling Range Rover that is worth well in excess of $100,000.
In 2020, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy listed Range Rovers as one of the 12 environmentally 'meanest' rides on the road due to their carbon emissions.
Cummins flies first-class all over the world, despite a 2013 World Bank study finding the carbon footprint of first-class air passengers was up to seven times bigger than those in economy.
He also has a partnership with a Chinese solar energy company, Longi, that has been implicated in slave labour.
Aside from his $2million-a-year contract with Cricket Australia, Cummins has long been a corporate darling, and has a net worth estimated at an astonishing $63million.
He insists no one 'is perfect' despite having the means to make what would be an incredibly easy change to a car with much less of a carbon footprint.
Cummins (pictured in December