Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributed to India’s victory over Afghanistan in their final Super Four game at the 2018 Asia Cup. At the Dubai International Stadium, KL Rahul’s squad defeated Mohammad Nabi’s team. By a commanding margin of 101 runs.Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar hailed Bhuvneshwar Kumar, saying the Indian pacer reverted to his big strength. By allowing the ball to swing against Afghanistan on Thursday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar grabbed five wickets and disrupted the Afghan batting order.
Afghanistan chose to bowl first after winning the toss. After being asked to bat first, India got off to an excellent start.
Thanks to Virat Kohli and interim leader KL Rahul. With a superb century that enabled India to score 212 runs in 20 overs. Kohli ended his lack of a century in international play.
Shoaib Akhtar: Bhuvneshwar allowed the ball to swing
Bhuvneshwar Kumar received accolades from Akhtar on his YouTube channel. The former Pakistani bowler claimed that on that particular day, the Indian bowler showed outstanding technique. And went back to his natural ability to let the ball swing.
Bhuvi had excellent bowling. When the pressure abated a little, he returned to his forte and let the ball swing.
Excellent work, Bhuvi. You’ve had a wonderful day, Akhtar said.
After the game, Kumar discussed his spell and said that it was his day and that the ball swung a lot. The Indian pacer went on to say that he was successful in taking wickets wherever he bowled.
“It was my day as I was getting the wickets (in the power play). If you look at the white ball, it doesn’t swing much, but it did swing a lot today. I think wherever I was bowling, I was getting wickets,”Bhuvneshwar Kumar
With four of his overs coming in the first seven overs versus Afghanistan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeared completely different.
In the end, he records 5/4, demonstrating the confidence a bowler may possess when not under pressure. With this five-wicket haul, he became India’s leading wicket-taker in the T20i format and set a career-high.