Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best new ball bowlers in the world. In the last couple of years, Bhuvi, as he is fondly called by his fans, has worked very hard on his bowling and fitness and added a couple of more yards to his speed.
Presently, he is the leader of India’s fast bowling unit and never fails to amaze us with his consistency. His ability to swing the ball both ways with a very little change in his wrist position causes troubles to even the best batters in the world and this is why he is so dangerous with the new ball.
In the ongoing first Test of the 3-match series between South Africa and India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar stunned South Africa’s top 3 batters and dismissed them all with just 10 runs on the board.
Bhuvneshwar bowled in his trademark style and caused trouble on a juicy pitch by swinging the ball both ways. It, suavely, takes some time to adjust at the start of a new Test series in foreign conditions but Bhuvneshwar took no time and pitched the ball exactly at the place where it should be and moved it both ways to keep the batsmen guessing.
Bhuvi’s first spell was loved by Indian cricket fans and there lots of messages and opinions on Twitter. Have a look:
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 5, 2018
— CrickeTendulkar 🇮🇳 (@CrickeTendulkar) January 5, 2018
A good bowler is capable of ripping apart the opposition's batting in helpful conditions and does a holding job in unhelpful conditions.
Jimmy Anderson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja are all very good bowlers.
Someone like Wahab Riaz or Ishant Sharma is the polar opposite
— Ahmad Saleem (@Ahmad_Saleem) January 5, 2018
— Varun Tyagi (@varuntyagi_5) January 5, 2018
Bhuvneshwar Kumar so far –
first over – wicket
second over – wicket
third over – wicket
fourth over – smashed for 4 fours by AB #SAvIND
— Nikhil Mane 🏏🇦🇺 (@nikhiltait) January 5, 2018
Bhuvneshwar Kumar reduces SA to 12 for 3 – an early 'live' sketch from South Africa v. India. #SAvIND @NorthStandGang @ilegally_indian @abdulhayemehta @guerillacricket @Sofa_Katie @criczilla #Cricket #Sketch #drawing #Pencildrawing #artwork #art #SAvsIND pic.twitter.com/LkHGc8aO2Z
— Dr. Dan Diaper (@DrDanDiaper) January 5, 2018
First half belonged to @BhuviOfficial. Brilliant first spell.
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) January 5, 2018
But, Virender Sehwag came up with the best tweet. He defined Bhuvneshwar’s brilliant spell of fast bowling in his trademark style and you all will agree with him.
Wow! This is real. Khatarnaak sruff from Bhuvi. Hope we capitalise on this great start.#IndvSA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 5, 2018
For those who don’t understand Hindi, Khatarnaak means ‘dangerous’