Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with stupendous figures of 4-1-26-1 and bowled a wicket-maiden in the penultimate over of Mumbai Indians’ run-chase.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SRH. Courtesy: PTI
- On Tuesday, SRH defeated MI by 3 runs
- Bhuvneshwar picked up 1 wicket and gave away 26 runs
- SRH stayed alive in the tournament
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was at his very best in his team’s match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday, May 17 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After conceding 26 runs in his first three overs, the veteran Indian speedster bowled a wicket-maiden in the penultimate over of MI’s run-chase when the opposition needed 19 to win off 13 balls.
Bhuvneshwar got rid of Sanjay Yadav, after which Jasprit Bumrah, who himself is known for bowling yorkers, didn’t have much clue about the SRH pacer’s toe-crushers. On his stupendous display of bowling, Kumar said that he tried to keep it simple and not allow the batters to score boundaries.
“I was just looking to bowl the Yorkers because I know even if I miss, there’s a less chance that it may not go for a boundary. I knew if I gave a boundary then we may be under pressure, but I was just looking to stick to the yorker,” Bhuvneshwar was quoted as saying after the match.
Bhuvneshwar came under fire after not being able to perform in the 2021 IPL. He also flattered to deceive for Team India in the T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the veteran fast bowler has been at his very best in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
In 13 matches, Kumar has picked up 12 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 7.19, the best among the SRH pacers. The seamer said that he is pretty satisfied with how he has bowled this season. “I’m pretty satisfied the way I’ve bowled this season,” he added.
On Tuesday, the Orange Army defeated the five-time champions by 3 runs and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs.