Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra mas made a massive claim on Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s Test career. The Indian pacer is not a part of the Indian squad which is playing in South Africa at the moment. However, Bhuvi was a part of the 2018 squad that travelled here to play a Test series.
Bhuvneshwar has represented India in 21 Tests so far, taking 63 wickets. However, injuries at regular intervals not only plagued his Test career but also impacted his limited-overs outings for the team. Meanwhile, Chopra has said that he would have been a different bowler if he was born in South Africa and played for its national team.
Taking to Twitter, he said ” “If Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born in South Africa, he would’ve ended up with 250+ Test wickets”.
If Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born in South Africa, he would’ve ended up with 250+ Test wickets.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 5, 2022
The Indian bowling attack for this particular Test series has the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur. Ishant and Umesh are yet to play a Test match in this series so far with India choosing to stick with Siraj, Bumrah and Shami. Ravichandran Ashwin is the specialist spinner in the side with Shardul Thakur playing as an all-rounder. He also bagged his best Test figures of 7/61 in this Test match.
Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra has backed India to win the second Test on the final day by a slender margin. South Africa, chasing 240 to win are already 118/2 needing another 122 runs to win.
India Will Win By A Slender Margin: Aakash Chopra
“I feel India will win by a slender margin. Our hearts will be in our mouths. It will be a very close encounter. At one point, the thought will come to our mind that it might end in a tie. All those kinds of things can happen but it will be an interesting one,” he said while previewing the fourth day’s play on his Youtube channel.
Dean Elgar (46*) and Rassie Van der Dussen (11*) have already added 25 together and will start proceedings on day 4 on what can be an exciting finish to this Test match.