He was the leading wicket taker in IPL for two consecutive seasons. He is one of the most improved death bowler in India in recent times. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is getting fired up to make a mark in ODI series vs Sri Lanka now.
In an Instagram post, he is seen working out with the caption, “Dead bugs with band and dumbbell – bang for the buck – killer core exercise!”
Bhuvneshwar did not get a game in test series and is eagerly waiting for his chance in one-dayers. He is at the moment not the No.1 choice test bowler but spearhead in ODI cricket. His ability to strike with the new ball makes him a potent threat.
Bhuvneshwar also talked about his aim to become a fast bowler. He said, “Right from childhood I had the desire to bowl fast. As I started growing up, I started to also get a fair idea as to what is the art of fast bowling. It wasn’t very easy for me, considering from where I started. When I got the chance, I grabbed it with both hands and also realized I had the ability to do well. But my USP was pace. I always knew there are many who can bowl in the 130-135 kph bracket. But I also knew that if you can consistently hit the 140kph mark, then you definitely you have something different and you will get an opportunity.”
He talked about the importance of fitness for a fast bowler,
“The body might be naturally strong, but if you don’t strengthen it, it starts collapsing after a point of time. So, as a fast bowler, whenever I get an opportunity, I work on recovery and strengthening myself. I know it is a must for me if I have to stay for long. Just like the engine needs oil, I need to train. If I don’t do that, I won’t be able to go the distance.” he added.
Bhuvneshwar is India”s No.1 bowler in ODI cricket at the moment. India plays a lot of limited over matches this season against Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka and he is definitely the bowler to watch out for.
– by Atharva Apte