Veterans, irrespective of whichever sport they are playing, step up whenever their teams need the most. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, one of India’s warhorses, did the same on Sunday during their second T20I versus South Africa by taking three wickets inside Powerplay, and the latest was Rassie van der Dussen.
India came to defend a respectable total of 149 against South Africa on Sunday in the second T20I of the five-match series on a slow and low track at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. But their bowling unit, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, got them off to a spirited start. As a result, South Africa could only manage to reach 36/3 at the end of eight overs.
All three wickets were taken by Bhuvneshwar, who bowled three excellent overs in the Powerplay. The last one came in the sixth over of the innings by the time of writing, when Bhuvneshwar’s nip-backer was not picked by Rassie van der Dussen, who top-scored for South Africa in the series opener. The ball, after missing the inside edge, went on to rattle the top of the off-stump. With that, van der Dussen fell for just one after playing seven deliveries.
Notably, Bhuvneshwar’s figures read excellent as well, returning 3-0-10-3.
Here’s the clip of that unplayable delivery, bowled by Bhuvi:
Bhuvi is back!
— Bibekananda Sahu (@IamBibeka) June 12, 2022
What a delivery!👏🏼👏🏼
— Karamdeep 🎥📱 (@oyeekd) June 12, 2022
He make it look so easy!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar swinging the ball both ways from a non-drivable length. Beautiful. How’s the body doing, Bhuvi? Fancy a red-ball game on July 1st? If only!
– Amar Sohal (@amarsohal1592) June 12, 2022
Back with a bang!
Vintage bhuvneshwar kumar is back
— Honest kohli fan (@SaiTaru01182887) June 12, 2022
That’s how you prove yourself!
— SUDHIR MISHRA (@SHAHSUDH) June 12, 2022
wow! Look at those numbers!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar you beauty! 🙌 He makes swinging the ball look so damn easy! One of the best sights in cricket is to see an inswinging delivery go through the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps. 🤌 #INDvsSA #CricketTwitter
— Harshit Poddar (@harshitpoddar09) June 12, 2022
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) June 12, 2022