IND vs SA: Suresh Raina’s Tweet For Bhuvneshwar Kumar Has Gone Viral

Suresh Raina‘s Tweet For Bhuvneshwar Kumar Has Gone Viral: Even though when the game was virtually lost, Bhuvneshwar Kumar hadn’t given up. Just 5 runs were needed of the last 18 balls. Bhuvneshwar, bowling his fourth over, conceded three singles in five balls, before dismissing – hitting the top of off – Wayne Parnell to cap off his superlative individual night: 4 overs, 13 runs for 4 wickets.

His calmness and planning reflected in this over and the dismissal as he remained clear with his lines and length and looked for a wicket when the fate of the game was all but sealed.

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However, that wasn’t enough for India to win the game as South Africa chased down 149 with 4 wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare.

But Bhuvneshwar had kept India in the contest with his thunderous bowling in the powerplay – 3 overs, 3 wickets for just 10 runs, which restricted the Proteas to 29/3 at the six-over mark. However, after that Heinrich Klaasen took off with his blistering 81 off 46 balls to put the visitors on the brink of victory and they take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Defending 149, Bhuvneshwar provided India with a strong start needed when defending a below-par total. He went through the defences of Reeza Hendricks in the first over. In his second, the senior paceman deceived pinch-hitter Dwaine Pretorius with a slower one having him caught in the deep.

In his third, the last of the powerplay, Bhuvneshwar bagged the prized wicket of Rassie van der Dussen, who had clattered 75 off 46 balls in the first T20I, with a peach of a delivery, that stayed a bit low and crashed into the off-stump to leave the batsman on his haunches.

However, between his third over and his fourth over, Klaasen sealed the game for South Africa.

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Suresh Raina lauded Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Former India batsman and Bhuvneshwar’s Uttar Pradesh mate, Suresh Raina took to Twitter to hail the pacer’s performance in Cuttack with a special tweet.

“Well bowled @BhuviOfficial (love moeji) keep it up brother #INDvsSA,” Raina tweeted.

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