Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND vs AUS: Bhuvneshwar’s over 19 caught in the Rohit-Rahul ‘trap’

Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND vs AUS: Bhuvneshwar's over 19 caught in the Rohit-Rahul 'trap'

Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar - India TV Hindi News

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Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar


  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is continually failing on kills.
  • Bhuvneshwar had 16 runs in the 19 against Australia
  • Bhuvi’s 19th for Asian Cup failure was huge

Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND vs. Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been considered the best bowler of the T20 format. Be it the power play or the deadly takedowns, he has kept the India team in a better position for many years with his accurate bowling. Now the situation has turned completely upside down. India was defeated in the first match of the series against Australia. Australia got the required 55 runs on just 20 balls to win in the last four overs. Bowling from Bhuvneshwar was also a fair share of this defeat. They are continually failing and the Indian team has to face defeat. From the Asian Cup until now, especially in the 19th, Bhuvi’s bowling has been overshadowed.

Bhuvneshwar’s over 19 caught up in the whirlwind of experiments

K. L. Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Virat Kohli

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K. L. Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Virat Kohli

In over 19 of the Mohali T20 against Australia, Bhuvneshwar conceded 16 runs. After this, winning this match remained just a formality for Australia. Bhuvneshwar put the first ball of this wide and kept legal second, third and fourth deliveries well off the stump. He threw two straight complete pitches to knock the yorker’s length off the stump. After this, the fifth and sixth balls were put in short length and the latter got limits in his three deliveries.

Bhubaneshwar forgets its old way

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Such experiments have never happened in Bhubaneswar. He has been a traditional bowler, whose strength has been the swing and deliveries from wicket to wicket on the correct length of the line. He has made the special identity of him with this ability. Bhuvneshwar has become one of the most effective shooters in the game’s shortest format with these same characteristics. In such a situation, it is difficult to understand why they are caught up in the whirlwind of experiments after achieving so many milestones.

The eclipse of day 19 of the Asian Cup continues

This Bhuvi problem comes from the Asian Cup itself. India reached the Super Four round of the Asian Cup by winning both group stage matches where they faced Archrivals Pakistan in the first match. Pakistan needed 26 runs to win in the last two overs. Bhuvneshwar nearly ended the match one over early with 19 runs in 19 over. In the second do-or-die match, India had to prevent Sri Lanka from scoring 21 runs in the last two overs. Bhuvneshwar was given the responsibility of throwing the 19. Bhuvi gave up 14 runs on his 6 balls, after which the game was a mere formality. India was left out of the tournament after losing the match.

In these two Asian Cup matches, Bhuvneshwar tested most of his deliveries off the stump at the length of Yorker in the 19th, in which he bowled a full pitch and ate the limit.

The coach is also responsible for Bhuvi’s mistake!

It is in such a situation that the role of the coach becomes important. Head coach Rahul Dravid has a long team. Paras Mahambre is the bowling coach. The team has experts like Paddy Upton for mental conditioning. Despite this, it is a bit difficult to understand the point of repeating the same mistake over and over again by an experienced bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar.


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