Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a phenomenon. The right-arm swing bowler hasn’t been at his best lately but the senior pro certainly knows how to keep performing without getting noticed. In the IPL 2022, Bhuvi’s performances are going under the radar as the SRH’s pacer has been performing consistently with the new ball and in the death.
On Tuesday, in the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the game for his side with a magical over in the death. The 32-year-old pacer bowled a wicket-maiden in the 19th over to put Mumbai Indians’ to the sword.
In the 65th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians squared off against each other. The Orange Army posted a massive total of 193/6 in 20 overs batting first after losing the toss.
Defending the total, the brilliant opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan threatened to take the game away from SRH. Later, it was Tim David’s assault that almost sealed the game for the five-time champions.
The game was hanging in balance as the Blues required 19 runs in the final two overs with 4 wickets in hand.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar keeps Sunrisers Hyderabad alive in the tournament
With 19 runs required off 12 deliveries, Bhuvi bowled a dot first delivery. He followed it by the wicket of Sanjay Yadav on the 2nd delivery. The senior pacer followed the wicket with the four consecutive yorkers to Jasprit Bumrah to close a wicket-maiden.
The over created a massive impact on the game’s result as Mumbai Indians could only manage 16 runs in the last over to lose the match by 3 runs.
Watch the over here:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in a fine form this season as the pacer has accounted for 12 wickets in 13 matches. By far, he is one of the most economical pacers in the competition with an economy rate of 7.19.
Twitter was impressed with the senior pro as the fans appreciated the pacer with all of their heart.
Check out the best tweets here:
Some great cricket on display today! Happy to get over the line but I can’t help not mention how good some of these guys are!
Tim David, you’re going a long way bud!
Bhuvi, been a pleasure to watch.
The rest of you played well too, haha!
Best seat in the house, thanx men 👊
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 17, 2022
In two overs we saw the future of #MI in Tim David and a stirring reminder from Bhuvi that few bowl the yorker better
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 17, 2022
Wicket maiden by Bhuvi in the 19th over after Nattu went for 26 runs in the 18th over – incredible.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 17, 2022
Bhuvi bowling a nice yorker to a guy who has bowled so many of those to others in same situation.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 17, 2022
AN OVER FOR THE AGES, says Ian Bishop on air!
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 17, 2022
— Sangram Malik (@sangram_malik) May 17, 2022
— ' (@ashMSDIAN7) May 17, 2022
This man is a something special💙
— Sachin tweetz (@ntr_appu) May 17, 2022
Bhuvi is G.O.A.T. what a spell at this situation.
— × Kettavan Memes × (@Kettavan__Memes) May 17, 2022
They have a Protector and he is Bhuvi
— ★彡 𝙽𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝙹𝚂𝙿 🦅彡★ (@_jspnaveen) May 17, 2022
Wouldn't have won without Bhuvi. Ain't no doubt in that.
— Haz (@Yours_haz) May 17, 2022