Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Miller
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Miller. (Photo: Twitter)

Veteran India National Cricket Team pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave a hilarious reply when he was asked about India’s plans of bowling to explosive South Africa National Cricket Team batter David Miller in the second T20I of the five-match T20I series.

The second match of the five-match T20 International (T20I) series between Rishabh Pant-led India National Cricket Team and Temba Bavuma-led South Africa National Cricket Team will be played at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on Sunday, June 12.

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David Miller
David Miller. (Photo: BCCI)

During a pre-match press conference on Saturday, Bhuvneshwar said that he wants South Africa to drop David Miller from the playing XI but they won’t do that.

“It is difficult (bowling to Miller). He is in such good form. Main toh chahunga South Africa unhe drop kar de par wo aisa karenge nahi (I would want South Africa to drop him but they would not do so (laughs). He batted so well in the IPL, we know his calibre. Bowling to him would be a challenge,” he said.

Notably, Miller continued his Indian Premier League 2022 form in the series against India and smashed 64 runs off 31 balls, including five sixes and four fours to help South Africa complete the humongous 212-run chase in the first T20I. Also, he won the Player of the Match award for his performance.

The bowling was not upto the mark in the first game – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar further said that the bowling performance of the Indian team was not up to the mark in the first game and added that the bowlers will be doing their best to make a strong comeback in the second game.

“As you said, the bowling was not upto the mark in the first game so we are expecting that we bowl better in the second T20I and we are able to win to level the series. We have four games remaining in this series, we have a chance to win the series. We have to bowl better, and we need to bat in the same fashion like the previous game.

“We discussed what went wrong. It was the first game of the series, everyone is coming out the IPL and almost everyone who is in the team had a good IPL. So everyone knows what needs to be done and the things we can improve on. As a bowling unit, we had an off day and we all want to make a comeback in the second T20I,” he added.

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I
Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA (Credits: BCCI)

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