Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel did not perform as expected in the three-match T20 series against Australia, but captain Rohit has defended them.
Rohit Sharma defends Bhuvneshwar-Harshal. (BCCI Photo)
Indian cricket team has won the three match T20 series against Australia. But even after the win, this series has given India many such concerns which can hurt its World Cup campaign. The bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, one of the experienced bowlers of the team, has not been of the level that is expected of him. He has not been able to do wonders neither in the powerplay nor in the death overs. Same is the case with Harshal Patel. But captain Rohit Sharma has defended both.
Harshal, however, had a brilliant bowler in the last over in the third T20 match and conceded only seven runs. But overall, the performance of this bowler, who returned from injury, was not good. Rohit has defended Harshal Patel. He remembered his performance in IPL while defending Harshal.
making corrections on mistakes
Rohit said that Harshal is correcting his mistakes. He also said that Harshal is returning from injury and that is why he is not in his old rhythm. He said, “Coming back from injury is never easy. He was away from cricket for two months. Whenever the bowler goes through a period of injury and then comes back, it is not easy for him. Let us not judge them on the performance of these three matches. Because we know their worth. He has bowled many difficult overs in the past. For your franchise as well. We have confidence in their ability. As a bowler, it is important that we repose faith in him. And I can say this with certainty that he is working on correcting his mistakes.
Said this about Bhubaneshwar
Apart from Harshal, there is another bowler who is a victim of criticism and that is Bhuvneshwar. He has conceded many runs recently. Regarding Bhuvneshwar, Rohit said, “It is important that we give him that space because when you have a player like him and the kind of ability he brings. We know he has had more good days than bad days. Yes, he hasn’t been very successful in recent times but it can happen to any bowler.