They say that to provide a swing to a cricket ball is easy but to have control over the swing is actually a real challenging task and India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a maestro of such art. Just like another Kumar, Praveen, Bhuvneshwar also hails from the streets of Meerut – a town which is known for the sporting goods manufacturer company Sanspareils Greenlands or SG.
At an early age of 19, he had accomplished something which no other bowler had achieved. Bhuvneshwar had dismissed the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar for a duck which was latter’s first duck in Indian domestic cricket. It happened in 2009 when Bhuvi became the first player to dismiss ‘Master Blaster’ for a duck in Ranji Trophy.
Recently, Bhuvneshwar participated in a ‘Double Trouble’ show on YouTube hosted by India women superstars Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues which also featured veteran Indian women bowler Jhulan Goswami.
During the chat, Smriti asked Bhuvneshwar to describe how he got Sachin out to which the 30-year-old said that he would give credit to then captain Mohammad Kaif who placed a unique field to dismiss the genius batsman.
“Generally you think to claim wickets before the start of any game, but you don’t plan to bag a certain number of wickets as it’s not possible. But when it comes to Sachin’s wicket, then I would say I was lucky because the position where Sachin got out was neither short leg nor mid-wicket, so the credit goes to Mohammad Kaif who was my captain at that time. He set the field, and I just bowled, and eventually, it (Sachin’s wicket) happened,” said Bhuvneshwar.
Before this, both Jemimah and Smriti asked Bhuvneshwar to explain what he is doing in the lockdown. The Indian paceman responded to the query and said he is currently helping his family and cleaned every corner of his home.