The Indian team is playing well in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. They are on top of their group by winning the first two matches. Just one win can take them to the semi-finals. India’s senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar arrives at the press conference after the match against Netherlands. There the journalists asked him many questions. One such question was on the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, who is missing from the T20 World Cup due to an injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also did not do well in the Asia Cup and the bilateral series after that, but he has bowled well in the World Cup so far.
Bhuvneshwar was asked whether bowlers have to put in extra effort in Bumrah’s absence, he said, “The kind of bowler Bumrah is definitely a big loss for the team but it’s not like if Bumrah is not there then we should.” Some extra effort has to be made. Even if Bumrah was in the team, we wouldn’t have put in any extra effort. We are doing what suits our strengths.
When Bhuvneshwar was asked about the criticism after his poor performance in the Asia Cup, he explained in a gesture that he was not happy with it. He said, ‘Things that happened once in so many years were bad. So it happened. Talk over. Media and commentators can talk about various things, but the team knows that we have to go through ups and downs.
Bhuvneshwar said, ‘T20 is such a format that if the pitch is not favorable then it can be difficult not only for the bowlers but also for the batsmen, but the Asia Cup was a big competition so people paid more attention. “During the World Cup, I kept myself completely off social media so I don’t know what is being written because it is social media that lets you know everything,” he said.