Bhuvneshwar Kumar reveals why he is ‘upset’ with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal

Bhuvi recorded his second-best figure in T20Is as he took four wickets, while Deepak Chahar blew up the opposition with twin scalps in the 16th over.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 26 July 2021 3:18 pm

Yuzvendra Chahal is a known prankster in the Indian team. He is often seen fooling around with his teammates. He also hosts a small talk show which he has named Chahal TV. It features players who win Man of the Match or perform well in a match. In the latest episode of Chahal TV, Man of the Match of the first T20I, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Deepak Chahar were invited by Yuzi Chahal for a couple of questions about their performance in the match.

At the beginning of the video, when Chahal asked Kumar about his first appearance on the show and why he didn't come earlier, Bhuvi had a witty reply. Bhuvi said, “First of all, I am upset with Yuzvendra Chahal, as this is my first appearance on Chahal TV. I tried many times before, I even made gestures from the dressing room that call me on your TV show. But you never invited me, so, I am upset with you.” As the discussion went on, Chahal asked Bhuvi about his bowling plan during the game. To this question, Bhuvi replied that he was trying to swing the ball in the Powerplay and in the middle overs, he focused on producing more dot balls. At the death, he relied more on slower balls.

“There was a bit of swing early on and the Sri Lankans were taking risks so there were boundaries. After that, the plan was to bowl as many dot balls as possible in the middle overs, which we usually do. And, at the death, the plan was to bowl slower balls. We were able to execute our plans well,” replied Bhuvi.

Bhuvneshwar's four-fer helps Indian clinch win in the first T20I

India won the first T20I by 38 runs, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar's brilliant death bowling. Bhuvi recorded his second-best figure in T20Is as he took four wickets, while Deepak Chahar blew up the opposition with twin scalps in the 16th over. Yuzvendra Chahal also bowled an economical four overs and claimed a wicket as well. Varun Chakraborty also impressed on his T20I debut, with his figures of 4-0-28-1.

Earlier, India posted 164/5 on the board with the help of Surya Kumar Yadav's half-century and Shikhar Dhawan's 46. Sri Lanka after starting well were bowled out for 126.

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