Bhuvneshwar Kumar says not losing focus was key

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Lucknow: Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who gave Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) a thrilling win with his excellent bowling in the last over against Rajasthan Royals, said that he was not thinking about the result of the last over and his focus was only on bowling.

Did not think anything in the last over

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Rajasthan needed 2 runs to win on the last ball and Rovman Powell was in front. Bhuvi dismissed Powell LBW on this ball and gave Hyderabad a thrilling win by 1 run. In the match, Bhuvneshwar took 3 wickets for 41 runs in 4 overs.

After the match, Bhuvneshwar said, “I think this is my nature, I was not thinking much about the result in the last over. There was no discussion in the last over, just focused on the process. There were just two good balls.” Was thinking of throwing it, anything could have happened.” The 34-year-old fast bowler said that when the ball swings he performs best in his overs because he enjoys bowling a lot.

Won by 1 run

He said, “The ball used to swing a lot, I can’t really predict it accurately, I enjoyed bowling a lot. Luckily I got wickets today. When the season started, my thinking was different but when the batsmen played like this, it changed.” When I played my thinking changed completely. ”

Talking about the match, Hyderabad team, who came to bat first, lost 2 wickets for 35 runs in the powerplay, but after that, thanks to the brilliant half-centuries of Travis Head (58) and Nitish Kumar Reddy (76 not out) and then the strong innings of Heinrich Klaasen (42 not out off 19 balls), scored 201 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs.

Chasing the target of 202 runs, Rajasthan’s team got two blows in the very first over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but after this Riyan Parag (77) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (67) brought Rajasthan back in the match by sharing 133 runs. However, on the last ball of the match, Bhuvneshwar took the wicket of Rovman Powell and gave Sunrisers Hyderabad a 1-run win. Hyderabad’s team will face Mumbai Indians in their next match on Monday at the prestigious Wankhede Stadium.


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