Virat Kohli lauds Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah as India beat New Zealand in Pune
India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday praised the potent pace combination of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, saying both the bowlers have come of age.
Virat said, “Bowlers were really clinical today and fielders as well. Both those guys (Kumar and Bumrah) are coming along nicely. They know they are going to start more often than not.
After India win over New Zealand, Kohli added, “Today, with the wicket being slow, it was heartening to see them getting wickets in conventional ways.” Kumar took three wickets and Bumrah two, helping India restrict New Zealand to 230 for nine.
The chase was completed in 46 overs with Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik scoring timely half centuries.
Now only bowler, but Kohli also praised batsmen, “Dhawan has been playing really well. He’s striking the ball really well. He’s pretty confident at the moment. Dinesh as well, getting some crucial runs for himself as well as the team.”
The series decider will be played in Kanpur on Sunday.
In This Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
“I look forward to challenges. We spoke about bouncing back before this game, and we have bounced back here today. Would look to play similar sort of cricket in Kanpur as well,” stated Kohli.
NZ skipper Kane Williamson said his team didn’t make enough runs.
In This Image: Virat Kohli
“It was one of those surfaces that if you could get a score on the board, and then squeeze, then you can make life difficult, but 230 wasn’t enough. We weren’t good enough at the top,” he said.