In recent years, Team India has been successful in attracting a diverse spectrum of fast bowlers, and if any of their front-line pacers are injured, replacing alternatives are easily available. At the very same point, several of them have been warming the bench owing to the heated battle for a berth in the playing XI. Gavaskar gave a statement that Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lost The Accuracy, I’m Not Sure What Kind Of Future He Has.
Whereas the competitive rivalry is causing the board, selectors, and management some difficulties, batting icon Sunil Gavaskar believes Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one bowler who would be in the picture today but has no idea what the future holds for him. He has also stated that whereas Bhuvneshwar requires a break currently, opportunities should be provided to the young talents.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lost The Accuracy, I’m Not Sure What Kind Of Future He Has: Gavaskar
I think it’s time to look maybe at Deepak Chahar: Gavaskar
“The one name that comes to my mind is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I am not even sure what kind of a future he has anymore. He has lost out on pace, the accuracy he had at the start where he was getting the ball to move and get the wickets and then again towards the end over, the way he was coming and bowling, that has probably deserted him and it’s time for him to go back to the basics and work hard. That’s the one name that comes to mind,” said Gavaskar.
Meanwhile, the 1983 World Cup winner advised selectors to offer more opportunities to bowling all-rounder Deepak Chahar, who is young, can drive the ball either way and can also be a useful batsman later down the order.
“I think it’s time to look maybe at Deepak Chahar now. Younger man, who is pretty much a similar bowler, swings it both ways and bat handily down the order”, he said.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s reputation has been hampered by injuries since the World Cup in 2019, and he was forced to withdraw from the IPL 2020 midway through after sustaining a hip injury during a league match versus Chennai Super Kings. He was dropped by the 2016 IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, and it would be exciting to watch which team believes in him in the forthcoming IPL 2022 blockbuster auction.