India misplaced to Australia within the first T20I at Mohali, regardless of scoring 208 runs. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar pinned the blame on India’s bowling, particularly on Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
File picture of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Courtesy: Reuters)
HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar has been having a horrible time within the dying overKumar was costly within the ultimate overs of the sport all through the Asia CupTowards Australia Kumar gave 16 runs within the nineteenth over of the match
Former India captain and one of many best batters of all time, Sunil Gavaskar has pinned the blame on Bhuvnshwar Kumar for India’s repeated failures within the dying overs. Despite scoring 208 runs towards Australia within the first T20I match of the collection, India misplaced the match with 4 balls remaining, as Matthew Wade and debutant Tim David made merry towards the Indian bowlers on Tuesday, 20 September.
Kumar, bowling his ultimate over within the essential nineteenth over of the sport, gave away 16 runs, which basically sealed the destiny of the match. Overall, Kumar completed with the figures of 4-0-52-0, the worst amongst all India bowlers.
“We didn’t actually bowl as well. It’s a real concern. When somebody like a Bhuvneshwar Kumar is going for so many runs every single time, when he is expected in 18 deliveries in 3 matches that India have lost against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, he has given away 49 runs which is almost like 3 runs per ball. Someone of his experience and his calibre, you expect maybe he would give 35-36 runs. That really is an area of concern,” Gavaskar informed India Today.
Closely following Kumar was Harshal Patel, who performed his first sport since his return from damage. Harshal gave away 49 runs from his full quota of 4 overs, nonetheless, Gavaskar selected to defend him given this was Harshal’s first sport after return.
“Harshal is generally a very meaty bowler. But let’s not forget he is coming back after a long break. That’s why it’s so important for the bowlers to have plenty of overs under their belt before they get to the World Cup. That’s the reason, India can maybe play Bumrah and Harshal even in a couple of the ODIs just to get miles in their legs. And to get their rhythm going. That’s something that the Indian management will have to look at,” her additional added throughout his interplay.
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