Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Bhuvneshwar Kumar Speaks about playing against Pakistan in T20 World Cup and Future in test Bhuvneshwar’s outspoken statement on T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, also spoke openly on future in Test
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (file photo)  |  Photo Credits: PTI
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar is on Sri Lanka tour these days
- Bhuvi is the vice-captain of the team on the Sri Lanka tour
- He gave opinion on T20 World Cup match
Colombo; Veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said the India vs Pakistan match is always very exciting but the team is not thinking about the T20 World Cup at the moment as there is a lot of cricket to be played ahead of this ICC tournament. India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group in the pool of T20 World Cup, which will be played in UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14, as announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday.
‘Definitely a very tough fight with Pakistan’
Bhuvneshwar, who is currently in Sri Lanka for the limited overs series, said in a virtual press conference, “Look, it is always exciting to play against Pakistan and there is always pressure in this match so it will definitely be a very tough match.” He said, ‘But to be honest, we haven’t given any thought to what it will be like because there is a lot of cricket left before that. We have to play matches in Sri Lanka, there are Test matches in England, then there is IPL followed by the World Cup.
‘Will start thinking about the World Cup as soon as the IPL is over’
The 31-year-old Meerut-born fast bowler said, “But once the IPL is over, we will start thinking about the World Cup after that.” Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, who has been a part of several Indo-Pak matches in his career, said senior players like captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will play a big role in this match. Gambhir said in Star Sports’ show ‘ICC T20 World Cup Special’, ‘It is the responsibility of the senior players to keep the young players calm because emotions can’t win you a cricket match, but the fight between ball and bat will make you a cricket match. can win.
‘India should leave the previous World Cup win behind’
“So when the Indian team plays Pakistan, there will be a lot of responsibility on senior players like Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma,” he said.
He said that India should leave behind the victories of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. The Delhi batsman played a match-winning knock of 97 against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup. “It was special to be a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup squad but I have forgotten it,” Gambhir said. “To be honest, India needs to move on from that,” he said. It has been more than 13 years and I think we should leave behind the victories of 2007 and 2011.
No format priority, says Bhuvi on future in Tests
Bhuvneshwar Kumar does not want to give priority to any one of the three formats of cricket but he is not against the idea of wearing the white jersey once again in Test cricket in the future. He was sorely missed during the final of the World Test Championship in England. And now he has clarified the matter regarding the recent discussions in which it is being said that he himself does not want to play in the traditional format of the game.
What is his view on playing Test cricket in the next 12 to 18 months cycle, he said, “To be honest, there is no priority for me whether it is red ball cricket or white ball cricket. If I get selected for red ball cricket and I am part of the team, I will definitely try to contribute. “I am not thinking of prioritizing any cricket so I am working on preparation for all formats,” he said, with India’s white-ball series against Sri Lanka starting in ODIs on Sunday.
Bhuvneshwar played the last Test on the tour of South Africa in 2018
The next Test series after England is with New Zealand at home, followed by a series with South Africa at their home ground. Bhuvneshwar played the last Test for India in the 2018 tour of South Africa. India will also host Sri Lanka and Australia next year and then play Bangladesh at its ground. He said, ‘I am not looking so far ahead, certainly not 18-20 months. I will prepare myself for all these three formats.
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