After Shikhar Dhawan destroyed the South African bowlers in the first innings, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s turn to show his skills. Bhuvneshwar Kumar unleashed a havoc on the hosts as he picked up 5 for 24 and ascertained India’s victory.
In the first T20I India continued their winning momentum and decimated the Proteas by 28 runs to take a 1-0 lead.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first Indian bowler ever to take a five-wicket haul each across all the formats of international cricket. He also became only the second Indian bowler to take a 5 wicket haul in the shortest format of the game after spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Bhuvneshwar was not really among wickets in the ODI series but finally, he joined the party and when he gets going there is no one better than him.
DALE STEYN HEAPS PRAISES AT BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR
What could have been a better compliment for Bhuvi than the one which came from one of the most lethal bowlers in international cricket ever? Dale Steyn, the lethal pace weapon from South Africa’s arsenal is pretty impressed by Bhuvneshwar bowling. In a Tweet, Dale Steyn expressed his appreciation for Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Here is the Tweet
Never seen Bhuvi bowl that before, great skill! Wow
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) February 18, 2018
In the first T20I against South Africa, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up 5 wickets for just 24 runs from 4 overs. Jaydev Unadkat, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up one wicket each.
Before that India had set a target of 204 riding on a great knock by Shikhar Dhawan who has been in a splendid form on this tour.