Fall from grace! IPL great Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes first wicket of 2024 season on his 79th ball

Fall from grace! IPL great Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes first wicket of 2024 season on his 79th ball

Bhuvneshwar has played the most matches (133) for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and has taken the most wickets (147) as well.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been struggling in the IPL 2024 season. The most successful powerplay bowler in IPL’s history has gone wicketless for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their first three matches and managed to scalp a single wicket in the powerplay in the SRH vs CSK match.

The two-time purple cap holder, who once was among the best powerplay and death bowlers, can’t buy a wicket at the moment. The right-arm bowler got his first scalp of the 17th edition after bowling 13 overs. The experienced pacer has the most wickets for an active fast bowler but has had no impact whatsoever.

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Will SRH continue to trust Bhuvneshwar Kumar?

To write someone off, who is the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the IPL’s history, is almost blasphemous. However, given Sunrisers Hyderabad’s history of getting rid of players like Rashid Khan or David Warner, you can’t rule it out. His numbers so far aren’t helping his cause either.

In the 4 matches (15 overs) he’s bowled so far, he’s taken just one wicket. To get this scalp, he’s gone for 153 runs and given away more than 10 runs an over. His strike rate right now is 90. If Bhuvi doesn’t pull his socks up, he could very well be on his way and may be at the mercy of other franchises at the mega auction later this year.

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