Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Image: BCCI

South Africa coach Mark Boucher lauded Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his performance during the IND vs SA T20I series. Boucher said that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was special during the whole series and managed to put his team under pressure. Boucher also mentioned that Aiden Markram’s absence was a big blow for the team.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled good spells during the IND vs SA T20I series. The right-arm pacer picked 6 wickets in 4 games at an average of 14.17. He held a good economy of just 6.07 in the series and grabbed crucial wickets for the team in the powerplay overs. For his brilliant bowling show, Bhuvi also won the player of the series award.

Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher (Image Credit: Twitter)

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IND vs SA: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Was Special In This Whole Series, Feels Mark Boucher

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Was Special In This Whole Series: Mark Boucher

While speaking to PTI, South Africa coach Mark Boucher said that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was special in this whole series with his quality bowling. He also said that the Indian team dominated them with both bat and ball in the powerplay overs.

“Bhuvi was special in this whole series as we came up against some quality bowling. He put us under pressure in Powerplays and barring one game (Delhi), where we got off to a good start, they have dominated us with both ball and bat in Powerplays,” Boucher said after the series ended in 2-2 despite Proteas going 2-0 up at the onset.

Aiden Markram
South Africa’s Aiden Markram (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / AFP)

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Mark Boucher also added that Aiden Markram’s absence from the series gave a big blow to them. Markram caught COVID-19 ahead of the series and was ruled out.

“It was tough losing Aiden Markram even before we started the first game. We wanted to play six batters with Aiden being our sixth option and we couldn’t do that,” Boucher added.

India VS South Africa (Image Credits: Twitter)
India VS South Africa (Image Credits: Twitter)

The India vs South Africa series ended in a tie 2-2. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India bounced back with victory in the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. The 5th and final T20I was washed out due to rain.

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