(Source: BCCI) Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s craft and composure shouldn’t be viewed or judged merely by the 17th over. This is where Bhuvneshwar is most deadly, when a batsman begins to underestimate his pace and craft, when he equates pace to craft. South Africa’s old-timers would roll out that favourite word, “choke” to describe the defeat, but it’s more apt if they ascribed the defeat to Bhuvneshwar not choking. Right from the start, South Africa’s design to dismiss Dhawan was clear, pepper him with the short ball and he’s bound to top-edge one. That seven of his 10 boundaries and both sixes were fetched on the leg-side shows not just his liking for the leg-side but also the erring ways of South Africa’s bowlers.
Source: Indian Express February 18, 2018 19:44 UTC