England vs India | When ball swings you definitely enjoy, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar after second T20I heroics

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that he enjoys bowling when the ball is swinging after his heroics in the second T20I against England.

Kumar stole the show against England on Saturday (Courtesy: Reuters)


  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up three wickets against England
  • He says he enjoys bowling when the ball is swinging
  • Kumar decided not to comment on his injury concerns

India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that he enjoys bowling when the ball is swinging after his Man Of The Match performance against England.

The Indian team secured the three-match T20I series on Saturday with another strong performance that saw them defeat the hosts by 49 runs. Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant got India off to a great start before Richard Gleeson and the English bowlers pulled thing back for the hosts.

Ravindra Jadeja’s fine knock of 46 powered the visitors to a strong total of 171 runs in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, England got off the worst possible start as Kumar dismissed Jason Roy for a first-ball duck and proceeded to claim the wicket of Jos Buttler once again.

Gleeson was the Indian pacer’s third wicket of the night and he was rightfully adjudged the Man Of The Match for his performance.

Speaking at the match presentation, Kumar said he enjoys bowling when the ball is swinging. He also commented on how important Buttler’s wicket was and said that when the ball is moving it motivates a bowler.

“When ball swings, you definitely enjoy. In the last few years, there is not much help with the ball in England but this year it’s more. White ball getting swing upfront is a motivational factor for fast bowler and batters have to take their chances. We know Buttler is a dangerous player. If ball swings I go for a wicket and it works. If ball swings, it motivates you to do things against a particular batsman,” said Kumar.

When asked about his injuries, Kumar decided not to open up on the topic and said that it must be good as he has been playing well.

Honestly I don’t want to talk about injuries. If anyone asks me the same in India, I don’t answer it, sorry. I am playing so it seems it’s good,” said Kumar.

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