Indian pace bowling has come a long way in the past few decades. From a time when the Indian team craved quality fast bowlers during the 90s to have one of the best fast bowling attacks in the world, it has been a major revolution in Indian cricket. In a team that has equally good fast bowlers waiting for their opportunity to break into playing XI, Indian pacers have wreaked havoc in recent times.
India was never good at producing fast bowlers until the most recent decade. However, arch-rivals Pakistan was considered to master the art of fast bowling. The ‘Men in Green’ was indeed known as the land of fast bowlers as they kept producing one after the other. While most have acknowledged their potency as a fast bowling nation, they fail to fathom India’s recent rise as a dominant force.
Australian journalist tried to insult Bhuvneshwar Kumar
In one of the recent Social media post made by an Australian journalist, he took a dig at India’s pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He trolled Bhuvi for his average pace and how still India considers him as a fast bowler despite his slow speed. Bhuvneshwar, who came into reckoning majorly due to swing bowling, has gained pace in his recent years at the international level.
The journalist even mentioned Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistani all-rounder who once delivered the fastest ball bowled by a spinner in cricket history. He drew comparisons of how Afridi’s fastest delivery as a spinner was once quicker than Bhuvi’s fastest ball. However, he didn’t bother taking Bhuvi’s improvement into consideration.
This didn’t go well with the Indian fans as they gave it back to the journalist for trying to seek unnecessary attention. A lot of fans made him realize Bhuvi’s recent progress at the international level.
Here’s what the journalist tweeted:
— Dennis Does Isolation (@DennisCricket_) May 3, 2020
Here’s how the Twitter reacted on this Bhuvi’s insult by the Australian journalist:
Ask this to mohammad hafeez.. He will tell you properly.. When his off-stump goes flying for inswinger from bhuvi.. On the scoreboard score is 0-1????????????
— Prithviraj Masal (@MasalPrithviraj) May 3, 2020
And this tweet (without any facts as Bhuvi has hit 140 clicks in recent times) has about 10000 likes. The man who is playing a cheap game by trying to insult one nation in order to gain followers from the other. Twitter is one curious place.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) May 4, 2020
I mean, Bhuvneshwar averages 23 against Pakistan — imagine being such rubbish batsmen that you can't play someone who's slower than your 'spinner'
— Notorious Freelancer Aditya (@aditya_mani_jha) May 3, 2020
Facts are not accurate. pic.twitter.com/eIlwixx4m6
— विघ्नकर्ता ? (@I_am_ZER0_) May 3, 2020
Knowing your cricketing knowledge, there's a good chance you've mixed up Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar ? Because those really following cricket now, know Bhuvi hits 140+ consistently ???
— Krishna Charan (@pun_laden) May 3, 2020
I think you are saying wrong Bhaneshwar Kumar's fast bowling I have seen many occasions..once match against Australia his speed 147kph…
And when Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled Mohammed Hafeez on the first ball in his T20 debut match, his speed was also 140kph.
— Ahmed Raza (@ahmadraza810) May 3, 2020
Babar Azam last 5 ODI matches in New Zealand.
Innings – 5
Runs – 31
Avg – 6.20
HS – 10
S/R – 40.78
Considered best batsman in Pakistan history.
Navdeep Saini in New Zealand
Innings – 2
Runs – 53
Avg – 53.00
HS – 45
S/R – 96.36
Considered a bowler in India.
— caught behind (@Cutelittle07) May 3, 2020
Fastest delivery of Shoaib into the stands… pic.twitter.com/QjzqwJ2epq
— Touseef Akhtar (@TouseefAkhtar77) May 3, 2020
— Mayank Bande ?? (@ImMayankB) May 4, 2020
— Avi (@_Avinash_18) May 3, 2020