India will be looking to continue their sublime form against South Africa, after defeating the Aussies 2-1 at home. It will be crucial to boost the team’s momentum, especially with the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 just around the corner.
While the win against the Aussies was a strong statement of intent from Rohit Sharma and Co, the team management does have a cause of worry – Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s poor form.
Sreesanth backs Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s experience and ability
Ever since the 2022 Asia Cup, the senior Indian pacer showed signs of struggle, specifically in the death overs – which played a detrimental role in India’s early ouster from the Asia Cup 2022 campaign. The team was knocked out in the Super 4 after losing its first two games of the stage against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Echoing on the same lines, Sreesanth told hindustantimes.com on the sidelines of the Delhi leg of ‘Legends League Cricket’, “He has done up good batsmen. Even if you bowl good balls, there are 60-70% chances of being hit. Sometimes, it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. We have to support Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just like (we have to support) Dinesh Karthik when it comes to batting. I’m very confident about his experience and ability to swing the ball; he has a back-of-the-length slower ball, he has got the knuckle ball. If he varies his pace on the hard bouncy wickets, he will get good help on Australian pitches,”
Sreesanth shares crucial advice for Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sreesanth, who was one of the stars in India’s success at the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup added, “If Bhuvneshwar Kumar is listening to this – most often they don’t do it – but my only request is to never ever stop believing in your abilities. Sometimes, you really stop believing in your abilities. Sometimes, you get confused. Sometimes, you read a lot, and watch a lot of videos.
Sometimes, you listen to a lot of opinions on the commentary. Even I have done that; everyone goes through that phase. But you got to believe in the immense ability that has got you here and made you the king. You got to believe in the higher power and trust your work ethics,” Sreesanth concluded.