Team India speedster, Bhuvneshwar Kumar expressed his delight after India went onto lift the Asia Cup title for the 7th time after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final of the tournament.
It was a thrilling match which went down to the wire and fluctuated from one side to the other. Bangladesh fought valiantly and took the game to the final delivery. However, it was Kedar Jadhav who hit the winning runs to give India yet another Asia Cup title. They have played some brilliant cricket in the white-ball format and looks set even without the presence of arguably the best batsman in the world, Virat Kohli.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar proud to be part of India team
Taking to his Twitter handle, Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared a picture of the Asia Cup 2018 which was being held aloft by the members of the Indian team.
“When you have a team like this, you never lose. Thank you for the Memories Dubai. Enjoyed every single moment. Stronger together. 7X Champions of Asia @BCCI #TeamIndia #Champions #AsiaCup,” he captioned the images.
When you have a team like this, you never lose.Thank you for the Memories Dubai. Enjoyed every single moment.
Stronger together. 7X Champions of Asia @BCCI #TeamIndia #Champions #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/F9Ej1pf1P8
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) September 29, 2018
However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar failed to bag a wicket in the final and conceded 33 runs in seven overs. However, he contributed 21 valuable runs with the bat which ensured India reached quite close to the victory target. Though he couldn’t quite finish it off, it was an innings of substance during a crucial juncture of the game.
Earlier in the day, it was a brilliant maiden century from Liton Das which got Bangladesh off to a sensational start. He thrashed the Indian bowlers all around the park en route to 121 off 116 deliveries which included 12 fours and a couple of sixes. He shared a 120-run stand with Mehidy Hasan for the opening wicket. However, from there on, it was a collapse, and Bangladesh ended up getting bowled out for just 222 runs.
India began well with openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan striking the ball nicely. However, some quick wickets left India in a bit of trouble.
MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik shared a good partnership, but both fell in crucial junctures. But India eventually held onto their nerves and sealed a nerve-wracking encounter.