Veteran Indian pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, has rubbished all the claims that suggested his unwillingness to play Test cricket. Notably, Bhuvneshwar Kumar wasn’t selected in the Indian squad for the ICC World Test Championship final and the five-match Test series against England in England.
Ever since the Test squad has been announced, there has been a lot of debate as to why Bhuvneshwar has been devoid of a chance for playing for the national team despite being a senior pacer. The conditions in England are very much similar to what Kumar likes and thus his omittance from the list has raised questions over BCCI’s selection policy.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lashes Out At The Fake Reports
On Saturday, a media report surfaced online wherein, it was mentioned that Bhuvneshwar has decided to call it time on his Test career and he wants to focus more on playing limited-overs format. This was published everywhere in the media citing a BCCI official. This was also propagated as the reason behind Bhuvi’s omission from the recently announced Test squad.
Now, Bhuvi, himself, has ridiculed any such fact and stated that he has always been committed to playing for India in all three formats. He has not prioritized limited-overs cricket over Test cricket. He took to Twitter and wrote, “There have been articles about me not wanting to play Test cricket. Just to clarify, I have always prepared myself for all three formats irrespective of the team selection and will continue to do the same. Suggestion – please don’t write your assumptions based on “sources”!
There have been articles about me not wanting to play Test cricket. Just to clarify, I have always prepared myself for all three formats irrespective of the team selection and will continue to do the same.
Suggestion – please don’t write your assumptions based on “sources”!
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) May 15, 2021
Bhuvneshwar Has Been One Of The Ace Pacers For Team India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his debut for the India National Cricket Team in 2012 and made an instant impact as he picked 3 Pakistan wickets in his maiden international game itself. Ever since then, he hasn’t looked back. In English conditions, he was the most successful bowler in the 2014 away tour for team India.
Recently, he grabbed a Man of the Series performance in an ODI series against England, prior to IPL 2021. Lately, his career has been burdened with injuries but he still continues to be an important asset for team India, who will be playing the World Test Championship final against New Zealand after finishing on top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.
The final of the tournament will take place from June 18-June 22 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. The Indian Cricket Team will then take on England in a five-match Test series from August 04-September 14.