Bhuvneshwar Kumar who made a stunning debut against Pakistan in 2012 has never looked back since. In that T20I match against Pakistan, Bhuvi took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs. With his consistent performance and wicket-taking ability, he is team India’s go-to bowler to get a breakthrough. By impressing everyone by his amazing bowling in the domestic circuit, the small-town boy went on to cement his place in the National team.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the best swing bowler in the current Indian team. Bhuvi along with pacer Jasprit Bumrah are always troublesome for the opposition.
Here are a few facts you didn’t know about India’s shy bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1. Early Life
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born on 5th February 1990 to Kiran Pal Singh in Uttar Pradesh. His father by profession is a sub-inspector of Uttar Pradesh.
2. Childhood Dream
As a kid Bhuvneshwar always wanted to be an Army Officer. He wanted to join the Indian Army and serve the nation. However, destiny had some other plans in store for him and he ended up becoming a praiseworthy Indian cricketer.
3. Support From Sister
Bhuvi had an eye for cricket and enjoyed playing it and it was his sister who spotted his talent. She urged Bhuvneshwar to play more cricket and even took him to a professional coaching camp when he was just 13-years old.
4. The Wicket Of Sachin Tendulkar
Once upon a time, it was a dream of many bowlers to take Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket and surely Bhuvi’s wish was granted. He troubled Sachin throughout the Ranjhi Trophy matches before getting him out for a golden duck. This became the first occasion that Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for a duck in first-class cricket.
5. Lord’s Honors Board
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 6/82 against England at Lord’s in 2014 during the second Test match helped him get his name on Lord’s Honors Board, a privilege experienced by only a few. India won that match by 95 runs.
6. Keen Gamer
Apart from cricket if there is something that Bhuvi enjoys, is gaming. In his free time, he gets hooked into playing Play Station to distress and relax.