Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been the heart and soul of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack, which has youth and overseas candidates too. Bhuvneshwar Kumar not only operates expertly with the new ball but also nails the yorker to great effect at the death. As a senior pacer, the 30-year old has brushed aside any concerns of pressure.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged the purple cap in 2016 and 2017, which is awarded to the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. At present, the right-arm seamer is on the road back to recovery, having suffered a series of injuries. His last game in the national colours was a T20 international against the West Indies in December.
The groin injury ruled him out of the ODI series against the West Indies and Australia at home, while Bhuvneshwar skipped the tour of New Zealand too. Bhvuneshwar Kumar states that there is zero pressure since a team is not dependent on one player but about 11 of them, who contribute. At the same time, he believes that as a senior player, one always wants to take additional responsibility.
“Well, there’s no pressure at all because the team is never dependent on any one player. It’s about all 11 guys who contribute. Although being a senior player you always want to take more responsibility, there’s no pressure at all,” the 30-year old said as quoted by Times of India.
“I think every team has got fairly equal chances of winning the title” : Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The Meerut pacer went on to say that every team has an equal chance of winning the title and the 2016 Champions want to win it again as well. He added that the pitches are not entirely suited to either batsmen or bowlers since both find a way to fulfil their responsibilities, regardless of the nature of the deck.
“I think every team has got fairly equal chances of winning the title. Talking about SRH, indeed, we are preparing well and definitely want to win it. I wouldn’t say bowlers will have an upper hand completely because both the batsman and bowler find out a way to score runs or take wickets, even if the pitches are not suitable for them. That is how this game is,” he added.