Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a lethal bowler for India for the better part of the previous decade. His ability to swing the ball both ways has always kept the batsmen in two minds over the years. The pacer only got better in terms of skill set when he started nailing the yorkers at the death.
However, he has been injury-prone ever since the ICC World Cup 2019 and missed most of IPL 2020. He made an impressive comeback in the home series against England in March 2021. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as vice-captain of the new-look Indian side that is touring Sri Lanka.
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has backed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to do well in Sri Lanka. He feels that a fast bowler can go ‘flat out’ if he is in peak fitness. He also said that Bhuvneshwar Kumar adds a different dimension to the Indian attack because of his ability to swing the new ball.
“Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) really impressed in the England series with the white ball. It happens, if you are injured for a long time, you would start tentatively. So even though he didn’t pick that many wickets in the IPL, he is got the talent. He provides a different dimension to your attack," said Agarkar in a virtual press conference on behalf of Sony Sports Network.
“One thing that I would look at his fitness. Sometimes you just know whether the guy is confident about his fitness or not. And once he is confident, he will be going flat out; I will be looking forward to him. He provides something different. There are other guys who have come but with the experience that he has got, Bhuvi will be extremely handy if he can keep himself fit." he continued.