IND v SA T20I: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bags ‘player of the series’ title

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was named player of the series for his capacity to take early wickets and then comeback to bowl efficient stints at the death overs.

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The fifth and final T20 International between India and South Africa ended in a letdown as play was called off due to persistent rain at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday (June 19). The game was eventually called off because no play could be completed within the allotted time.

For his outstanding performance in the series, India’s Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been awarded ‘player of the series.’

“Really proud. Body feels good, but I don’t want to talk much about it. Just want to focus on getting stronger physically and with my bowling. Most of the times I bowl two at the top and two at the end. Being a senior, I think about how to help the youngsters,” said Bhuvneshwar while receiving the award during the post match presentation ceremony.

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has done an outstanding job spearheading India’s pace attack against South Africa.

Bhuvaneshwar made a strong comeback in the home series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, and he has maintained that form into the T20Is against South Africa. In three games, the right-arm seamer has taken six wickets and has appeared the best bowler on display in the powerplay at an average of 14.16, an economy rate of 6.07 and a strike rate of 14 to win his second series award in T20Is.