AUS v IND 2018-19: WATCH – Bhuvneshwar Kumar practices yorker by keeping shoes at the base of stumps

In Bumrah's absence, team management has entrusted Bhuvneshwar to fire in the toe-crushers.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates after dismissing Aaron Finch in the first ODI at SCG | Getty

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who looked a bit rusty during the ODI series opener against Australia in Sydney, was seen intensely honing his skills in the nets ahead of the second ODI at Adelaide. In a unique drill, Bhuvneshwar was practising yorker by keeping shoes at the base of the stumps.

Taking to Twitter, Cricket Australia’s official handle posted a video in which Bhuvi can be spotted perfecting the art in a different way.

"The skills (required to bowl yorkers) are also different. I was practising bowling yorkers at the shoes, and I was practising for the end (slog) overs to take wickets or block some runs. This (keeping shoes on the pitch) is something that I have been doing for some time," Bhuvneshwar told mediapersons on the eve of the second ODI.

Since Jasprit Bumrah is rested for the ODI series against Australia and the upcoming white ball tour to New Zealand, the team management has entrusted Bhuvneshwar to fire in the toe-crushers at the opposition batsmen.

"I didn't practice that for almost a month now because in Tests, we hardly needed that. And I didn't play a match. Going into an ODI or T20I series, you need that (yorker) thing. So I was practising that," he added.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 14 Jan, 2019

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