Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who recently came bright on turf with his pace and accuracy, didn’t shy to credit national bowling coach Bharat Arun for his success.
“He (Bharat Arun) is somebody who manages bowlers really well. At this level, you don’t want to get too much into the technique. He sometimes pinpoints certain things which can really improve your bowling,” Bhuvneshwar said ahead of the series-decider against New Zealand on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Meerut quick shared an incident, explaining how he got his mojo back with the help of Arun.
“I increased my pace but lost my swing. I did not know how to go about it. So he shared some fine points that helped me get my swing back. His role in the team is invaluable,” Bhuvneshwar added.
Not just bowling, Bhuvneshwar has also worked on his batting in the recent past. The effort has made him a utility player in the lower-order.
Commenting on his transformation, Bhuvneshwar said: “As a player, I feel I have grown in the past couple of years. I have improved my pace without losing on the swing. That is something I am really happy about. In batting also I have improved a bit.”
Bhuvneshwar leads India’s well-strengthened pace unit that includes impressive bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. Besides this, young spinners such as Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav add power to the core.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India will take on Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in the third and final ODI at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.
If India win the game on Sunday, it will be seventh consecutive ODI series win for the men-in-blue.