SunRisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has expressed his delight over his team beating Mumbai Indians on Tuesday to make it to the playoffs. SRH needed to win their final league game at any cost to progress ahead and they came up with a scintillating all round display.
The David Warner-led side thrashed the defending champions by ten wickets to climb to the third spot in the points table. They will now lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator on Friday. The winner of that game will then take on the team that loses the first qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
Asked to bat first, Mumbai Indians finished their innings on 149 for 8 in the stipulated 20 overs. Kieron Pollard was the top-scorer with 41 while Sandeep Sharma impressed with the ball, taking 3 for 34.
In reply, SRH chased down the total inside 18 overs without losing a single wicket. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha shared an unbeaten stand of 151 runs to guide their side to a thumping win. The Australia star remained unbeaten on 85 while Saha remained unbeaten on 58.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar misses being part of the team:
Soon after the game ended, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took to Twitter to laud the win and also stated that he was missing being with the team at the moment. Last month, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the entire IPL after suffering a hip injury during the match against Chennai Super Kings on October 2.
“A perfect win to enter the playoffs onwards n upwards guys! Miss being there @SunRisers,” wrote Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
A perfect win to enter the playoffs 👌 onwards n upwards guys! Miss being there 😊 @SunRisers
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 3, 2020
The right-arm pacer is also not a part of India’s squads for the upcoming tour of Australia. Bhuvneshwar has suffered a spate of injury blows in recent months. Last year during the World Cup , he had to miss few games after he suffered a hamstring injury during the group stage clash against Pakistan.
After that, he picked up a side strain during the tour of West Indies in August and had to go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation. The injury had ruled him out of the T20Is against South Africa and Bangladesh before he returned to the team for the T20I series against West Indies towards the end of the year.
But he was sidelined again after being diagnosed with a sports hernia post the T20I series and consequently missed the entire tour of New Zealand as well as the home series against Australia.
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