What is India’s strategy for dealing with David Miller? The Epic Retort of Bhuvneshwar Kumar
In the first T20I against India, David Miller hit 64 off 31 deliveries to help South Africa chase down 212.
Few expected India to lose the first Twenty20 International against South Africa after scoring 211/4 in 20 overs. But David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen were so brilliant that they snatched the game by the scruff of the neck, leaving Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan with no solutions. When questioned about India’s bowling intentions for Miller at a press conference on Saturday, seasoned player Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a humorous response.
The left-handed batsman continued his momentum from the IPL 2022 with a 64-run knock against India in the first T20I. Miller was instrumental in the Gujarat Titans’ victory in the most recent season of the lucrative league.
When asked how India intends to counter Miller’s bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumarsaid: “It’s not easy (bowling to Miller). He’s in fantastic shape. I’d like for South Africa to drop him, but they won’t (laughs).”
The response elicited a round of applause from the audience.
“We know his caliber because he batted so effectively in the IPL. It would be difficult to bowl to him “Bhuvneshwar continued by saying something about Miller.
India lost the game due of poor bowling, according to the pacer.
“The wicket has yet to be seen. We’ve just arrived. As you mentioned, the bowling in the first game was not up to par, so we are hoping to bowl better in the second T20I and win to even the series. We still have four games left in the series, and we have a chance to win it. And we must improve our bowling and bat in the same manner as in the previous game “During a press conference in Cuttack before of the second T20I, Bhuvneshwar remarked.
“We spoke about what went wrong. It was the first game of the series; everyone is fresh off the IPL, and practically everyone in the team had a successful season. As a result, everyone is aware of what has to be done and where we may make improvements. We had a bad day as a bowling unit, and we all want to make amends in the second T20I “He went on to say.
When asked about his own bowling, the pacer responded: “My objective is the same as it has been in the past. My job is to bowl on the powerplay and at the end of the game. That is where I am concentrating my efforts. The senior bowlers aren’t here, and there are some rookie bowlers, so I attempt to shoulder the burden. You’re always trying to strike up a conversation with other bowlers, and I’m always trying to strike up a conversation with them. The emphasis is on bowling well in each game.”
“Everyone knows we didn’t bowl very well. We still have a chance to win the series because it was only the first game. It depends on the situation, but you may be unable to perform at times. When you’re defending, your mindset is usually defensive. It works pretty well if you get a wicket. When defending a total, though, you usually have a defensive mindset “He went on to say.
Finally, Bhuvneshwar backed captain Rishabh Pant, stating the bowlers’ goal is to make the captain look good.
“Rishabh Pant is a young skipper who was playing in his debut match. It occurs to everyone. I’m confident he’ll strive harder in the next games. It is up to the squad to decide how the captain should seem. We didn’t bowl well, and every decision he makes is lauded if it results in a wicket, but it is criticized if it results in a dismissal. However, I believe it is up to the bowling team to decide how the captain should appear. We didn’t do well as a bowling team “Bhuvneshwar remarked.