India tour of Sri Lanka: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Social Media Day: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s ace pacer, who is the vice-captain in India’s limited over series to Sri Lanka, opened up to provide real essence to his Instagram posts in a video shared by BCCI on Social Media Day. In the video, he recalled the story of his childhood photograph holding a bat and even poured light on the special post he shared on MS Dhoni’s retirement.
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Talking of the bat that Kumar was holding in his childhood pic, Kumar said, “Everyone contributed to the bat. The bat was circulated for a few days among each person who contributed to it. He mentioned that on his return from school one fine day, his excitement to play with the bat, (a rare thing during those days) was so much that he immediately started tapping the bat without even changing his school uniform.”
Talking of the post Kumar shared on MS Dhoni’s retirement, Indian bowler said, “I think I posted it on MS Dhoni’s retirement because at the time of his retirement, I felt like giving an honorary post for him not just because of MS Dhoni as a player but also as a human being who was upfront in helping each individual and had always extended an outpouring hand in helping and guiding youngsters.”
In the same video, he even provided the preface of his pet dog- Alex’s post who died a few months back. He even lent some words to a throwback school photo and even his engagement ceremony with his wife- Nupur Garg.
India tour of Sri Lanka: Bhuvneshwar Kumar announced as vice-captain
The bowling great, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been declared as a deputy (vice-captain) to the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team. After missing out on the England series, Team India will be closely monitoring his fitness as he is expected to lead India’s pace attack besides Jasprit Bumrah in the ICC T20 World Cup.
The Indian pacer who suffered a thigh strain during Phase 1 of IPL 2021 is fully fit to resort to cricketing commitments. With a phenomenal economy of 5.02 (138 wickets in 117 matches) in ODI’s and 6.98 (45 wickets in 45 matches) in T20I’s, he is India’s key bowler during the white ball series (3 ODI’s and 3 T20’s) against Sri Lanka overseas.