Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar says that playing for the IPL franchise SunRisers Hyderabad has been a drastic turning point in his career as during Bhuvneshwar’s tenure with SRH team he learnt to handle pressure of bowling in pressure.
Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar says that playing for IPL’s SRH team has been a turning point in Bhuvneshwar’s career as he learnt to handle pressure of bowling at the death. India’s pace attack is one of the best in the world & Bhuvneshwar is a key figure in thi set-up along with Bumrah, Shami & Umesh Yadav. Bhunveshwar further said that he always had the ability to bowl Yorkers but delivering in crunch moments is something that he learnt after joining the Sunrisers squad back in 2014.
“I always had the ability to bowl yorkers but then I lost it. At Sunrisers Hyderabad, they wanted me to bowl at the start of the innings as well as at the end. The 14 matches I played in 2014, I learnt to handle pressure and that was a turning point,” Bhuvneshwar told Deep Das Gupta on Cricketbaazi show.
“I learnt new things, especially handling pressure at death bowling (during Sunrisers stint),” he said. Bhuvneshwar has taken almost 132 ODI & 63 Test Wickets. He further said that he has achieved more success in his career after he managed to detach himself from the outcome of the matches like former India Skipper MS Dhoni.
“Like MS Dhoni, I try to detach myself from the result and focus on small things, which I also refer to as a process. And this helps in getting the desired outcome. During IPL when I had a couple of good seasons, I was in this zone. I was so focused on my process, that the result had become secondary. And the results were positive.”
Talking about how he is keeping himself motivated by being away from the game due to the COVID-19 Pandemic to which Bhuvneshwar replied that it hasn’t been easy for him. “I was very motivated for the first 15 days of the lockdown. No one knew how long it would last and I didn’t have any equipment to exercise at home either. We thought things would get better in a couple of months,” he said.
“But after 15 days, I started finding it difficult to motivate myself. I then ordered equipment at home and things have improved since…I am working on coming out of this lockdown as a better version of myself. “On-field performance is different, but I can work on my fitness, or my athletic ability, or gaining more strength”.