Bhuvneshwar Kumar: I am happy that I have both the speed and swing in my bowling
The 27 years old right arm fast medium bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been consistent this season in the 10th edition of the VIVO Indian Premier League. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the leading wicket taker in the IPL this season with 16 wickets in his name in just 7 matches and holds the Purple Cap for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar said, "How you practice in nets matters a lot. If you bowl good yorkers in nets and come up with good variation, it helps your on-field performance. In the series against South Africa my pace had increased but swing was compromised. But this was a turning point for me as I realised that no matter how fast you are, you cannot afford to lose the swing. I worked on this aspect and now I am happy that I have both the speed and swing in my bowling."
Kumar further added, "I think in T20 things are related to pressure and if you handle it well you are on top of your game. I think about process and not too much about results. Actually, I never think that I have to be at top every time. Obviously, I have to do well in every game and series, that’s what I try to do. I try to improve and work on the swing and variation in my bowling. Depending on the format, if I am playing a Test match then reverse swing is something I always want to work on. When I made my debut I was not a reverse swing bowler or my pace was not what it is now. It is always challenging. I feel if you have to bowl yorkers, your every basic has to be correct. I feel death bowling is the toughest part in short format of the game."
Currently, Kokkata Knight Riders rules the points table and followed by Mumbai Indians and then by Sunrisers Hyderabad.