Aakash Chopra says “It seemed Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s shadow had come” in T20 World Cup 2021. Team India’s bowling attack, according to Chopra. In their match against Pakistan, they didn’t appear to be very dangerous. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, specifically, disappointed him because he was a pale shell of his previous self. Pakistan took the Indian attack to the task. The Babar Azam-led side strolled to a 10-wicket victory. The Pakistan openers were not troubled by any of the Indian bowlers. They had a 152-run partnership that was unbeaten. While reflecting on India’s bowling effort. Also, in a video shared on his YouTube channel. Chopra featured that Bhuvneshwar and Mohammed Shami were not potent enough.
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled but he didn’t look the best bowler we have seen. It seemed that his shadow had come, he is not the same bowler now. Mohammed Shami bowled the second over, he also didn’t look that penetrative,” Aakash Chopra said.
Chopra, the cricketer-turned-commentator observed that Jasprit Bumrah should have opened the attack for Team India. Also, targeted the Pakistan openers with incoming deliveries and bouncers.
“I was actually hoping that Bumrah will bowl the first over. You might have also thought the same that he should come at the start and hit the pads, bowl the bouncer. Neither did anyone bowl a bouncer nor did Bumrah come to bowl the first over,” Chopra said.
“Bumrah bowled one over, that has two yorkers and two slower balls. Varun Chakravarthy was playing for the first time and taking early steps in the World Cup or international cricket, he also looked a little pale,” Chopra added.
Lastly, Chakravarthy conceded 33 runs in his four-over spell in yesterday’s encounter. Although he bowled a decent first over. He was a little too short in his second spell. Also, allowed Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan to play some attacking shots against him.