Yesterday, India won the first T20 of the 3-match series in Johannesburg. Bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in T20 international and bagged Man of the Match award. Kumar told media in the post-match conference:
“I enjoy bowling in tough situations. The knuckleball is something I have been working on for almost a year. Nowadays, you need to figure out new ways to get wickets.”
“When you win, you forget everything else. And when we went in today, we knew what we wanted to do. Whenever India goes abroad, the reputation is that we are not a good batting side when it comes to playing short bowling. We have tackled that thing really well in this series.”
On the other hand, SA opener Reeza Hendricks, who made 70, described Kumar, the most difficult bowler.
Reeza said: “He (Bhuvneshwar) was just consistent in his areas which was pretty much giving us nothing to score off. So we had to be happy with ones and twos at that time.”