Twitter Reacts As Bhuvneshwar Kumar Decimates Afghanistan, Records His Best T20I Figures- 5/4
Twitter Reacts As Bhuvneshwar Kumar Decimates Afghanistan, Records His Best T20I Figures- 5/4

Last Update on: September 9th, 2022 at 04:27 pm

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wrote new records with his bowling in the recent Asia Cup 2022 match against Afghanistan as he finished with figures of 5/4 with four of his wickets coming in the first six powerplay overs on September 8, 2022, in Dubai.

Afghani captain Mohammad Nabi had won the toss and chose to bowl first. The decision came back to bite him as India openers KL Rahul and Virat Kohli routed their bowling attack.

KL Rahul captained the Indian team in absence of Rohit Sharma who was rested along with Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal. In came Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Chahar, and Akshar Patel. Afghanistan was unchanged.

Rahul and Kohli added 119 runs for the first wicket before Rahul fell for 61 runs with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Suryakumar Yadav hit a six-first ball he faced and got out on the next. Rishabh Pant made 20* but it was Virat Kohli who stood out.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: AFP)

Kohli hammered his maiden T20I century, finishing on 122* in 61 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes to his name. This was also his 71st international ton, his first since November 2019, and made him the 4th Indian to score centuries in all three international formats after Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Suresh Raina.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Swings The Game India’s Way In The Powerplay Overs with 4/4; Destroys Afghanistan Top Order

Afghanistan, tired and broken after their one-wicket loss to Pakistan in Sharjah the other day and then the hammering they got at the hands of Rahul and Kohli here in Dubai, was further stunned by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

The India pacer, who was blamed for India’s two losses against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, giving away crucial runs in the death overs, sent back both Afghan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for ducks.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar. PC- AFP
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. PC- AFP

He then took care of Karim Janat for 2, and Najibullah Zadran for 0, picking 4/4 in 3 overs in the powerplay. He came back for his 4th and final over and on the 5th ball, picked the wicket of Azmatullah Omarzai to complete his five-wicket haul and ended with figures of 5/4.

This was Kumar’s second fifer in T20I cricket and received many wishes from the Twitterverse on the social media platform.

Also Read: Watch: Virat Kohli Kisses Ring Around His Neck To Celebrate His Maiden T20I Century vs Afghanistan

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