One of the finest pacers in the country – Bhuvneshwar Kumar came under the radar on Saturday after the reports about him not wanting to play Test cricket for the country surfaced on the internet. While some said that the 31-year-old is prioritizing limited-overs cricket, others stated that Bhuvi has not got the drive anymore to play 5-day cricket for India. The reports came few days after the pacer was not included in India’s Test squad for WTC Final and 5-match Test series against England. However, the Meerut-born pacer has now broken his silence on the issue and has clarified the whole situation.
I have always prepared myself for all three formats: Bhuvneshwar
Considering his illustrious career so far for the country, Bhuvneshwar was certainly disappointed with the rumours circulating about him. Through a Twitter post on Saturday, the pacer clarified that he has always prepared himself for all three formats irrespective of the team selection and will continue to do the same in future. The 31-year-old also had a piece of stern advice for media, “Please don’t write your assumptions based on sources.”
There have been articles about me not wanting to play Test cricket. Just to clarify, I have always prepared myself for all three formats irrespective of the team selection and will continue to do the same.
Suggestion – please don’t write your assumptions based on “sources”!
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) May 15, 2021
Bhuvneshwar has been India’s finest bowler since 2012
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been one of the most successful bowlers for the country across all the formats of the game. Having played 21 Tests, 117 ODIs and 48 T20Is for India, the pacer has 246 international wickets to his name. Bhuvneshwar has been a great servant for Indian cricket since his debut in 2012 and has led the bowling attack for his side over the years. While his career has been on a decline due to frequent injuries in recent times, there is no doubt that Bhuvneshwar still has a lot of cricket left in him and he remains one of the best bowlers for India across all three formats.