According to the former Indian cricketer, the reason for Bhuvneshwar’s poor performance is his fatigue.
After a long rest, Virat Kohli completed his 71st century as he made a grand comeback in the Asia Cup. He also scored a brilliant half-century against Australia during the third T20 match . On Virat’s recent batting performance, former Indian cricketer and Sanjay Manjrekar said that Virat has got into a rhythm, now he just needs to continue this rhythm during the big tournaments as well.
Manjrekar said on Sports 18’s daily sports news show ‘Sports Over the Top’, “He was getting runs in every match in the Asia Cup and his batting was improving quite a bit. I think the power game is back in his batting.” Aa gaya hai. He believes in his power game. There was a time when he was making runs but his power game wasn’t working on his cues. However, he has done it. He has been hitting long shots.”
According to Sanjay, Virat has a lot of confidence in himself, which is why he constantly strives for excellence.
In this context he said, “Virat is a person who is very confident and strives to improve his game. However, runs were not coming from his bat for a long time. Perhaps his confidence was a little bit shaken.” . During the Asia Cup, he slowly started to look in rhythm. He was hitting great pull shots. His sixes were now falling quite far across the boundary line. Overall, Virat is looking in form now and he has this The rhythm should continue on the big occasions as well.”
Manjrekar further gave his opinion on the performances of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel in the India-Australia series. He said, “Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s performance cannot be given a simple answer. However, I feel that Bhuvneshwar is playing a lot of cricket. He has also played almost all the matches before coming to this series. As far as I have seen Bhuvneshwar in the last few years, he is not one of the strongest players on the field. I feel that the only reason for Bhuvneshwar’s poor performance in recent cricket is his fatigue.”
Harshal’s performance in the T20I series against Australia was nothing special when he returned from injury. He bowled eight overs in three matches and conceded 99 runs. Instead, he took only one wicket.
About Harshal, Sanjay said, “Harshal Patel has some limitations as a seam bowler but India should look at him as a third fast bowler. Also try to find some alternatives. I also believe that Mohammad Shami is an excellent choice to join the fast bowling of the Indian team.”