India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar showered praises on Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed and said he’s always ready to guide the youngsters when they come into the national team.
On Saturday, Bhuvneshwar took two wickets for 19 runs to play an important role in India’s four-wicket win against the West Indies in the first T20 International at Lauderhill, Florida.
“As a senior player you always want to perform. Even you could not perform you have to contribute to the team. That is the first thing I want to do and luckily I did that,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference.
“When young players like Navdeep Saini does well and Khaleel (Ahmed) does well, you want to always talk to them. You want to make them comfortable. That is the first thing I want to do and I always guide them,” he added.
Praising Saini, who starred in India’s win with figures of 3 for 17 in his international debut, Bhuneshwar said, “Just before coming into the team he played for India A against West Indies A in West Indies. That is why he did well. When you do well at international level, it gives you a lot of confidence.”
“He has bolwed really well. The most important thing is, he has proved in different stages. He plays so much of cricket, in IPL and for India A. So when he came into the (senior national) team he was very confident.”
(With inputs from IANS)