The little master has heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar.

The competition in Team India is high for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Meanwhile, cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar has backed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to play in the global event. 

The little master has heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar. Impressed with his bowling in the first two T20I against the Proteas, Gavaskar feels that the medium-pacer would be a massive plus for the team.

Kumar played just one game in the 2021 World Cup campaign in the UAE. He has been good in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa, with five wickets in two matches. 

Speaking on Star Sports, Gavaskar pointed out, “He was just brilliant. The white ball doesn’t swing that much, in the air or off the surface, but he has that capability. And that is why it was excellent captaincy from Rishabh Pant to give him that third over in which he also got a wicket. Because after that, the ball wouldn’t have moved that much as well, and Bhuvneshwar would have been ineffective.”

Australian pitches are known to help the pacers, and Gavaskar feels that Bhuvi will have a significant impact. He added, “But to have someone like him in Australia, where there will be that little bit more carry and bounce, I think that will be a huge plus.”

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