Navi Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has heaped praise on young pacer Umran Malik, saying it is a pleasure to see him bowling fast. With the lethal bowling of Bhuvneshwar (3 for 22) and Umran (4 for 28), Sunrisers bundled out Punjab Kings for 151 runs in the IPL match (SRH vs PBKS). After this the team won the match by 7 wickets. This is the team’s fourth consecutive win. The team was defeated in the first 2 matches of IPL 2022.
When asked about Umran, Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said in a light-hearted manner, ‘His fast bowling means that I am on target. Because batsmen think that I bowl slow. But it is a pleasure to see him bowling fast and getting wickets. Bhuvneshwar got the Sunrisers off to a great start by dismissing the experienced Shikhar Dhawan in the third over. Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal was not playing this match due to injury. Dhawan had the command of the team.
Knew about Dhawan’s strategy
He said that swing was not available. So I focused on the length. This was my strategy against Shikhar. I knew he would come forward to hit the boundary. Bhuvneshwar said that I bowl according to the weakness of the batsman or according to the field. I focus on the wicket and my skills. At the same time, Dhawan said that losing wickets in the beginning cost him dearly.
Shikhar Dhawan said that Mayank is better now and he should be ready for the next match. We scored 30-40 runs short and lost a lot of wickets in the beginning. We had to focus on keeping wickets as we lost wickets in the beginning. He said that we came back in the middle overs, but the early wickets hurt us. There was extra bounce coming from the wicket, which we could not adjust to.