Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the swing king of the Indian cricket team, became the all-time leading wicket taker for India in T20 internationals.
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After failing to perform in the two crucial overs against Pakistan and Sri Lanka giving away 19 runs and 16 runs in the 19th over respectively was criticized for his poor death bowling show despite being one of the most experienced bowler.
After facing criticism and getting trolled Bhuvneshwar Kumar made an epic comeback in the game against Afghanistan. He swung the ball both ways troubling the Afghanistan batsman.
He dismissed Hazratullah Zazai in the very first over for o runs and in the same over he bowled a peach of an inswing bowl as inform batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz was gone without scoring.
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Bhuvi came back in the third over and went on to pick two more wickets. on the 4th bowl of the third over Karim Janat edges one to Virat Kohli standing at first slip takes the catch.
Najibullah Zadran was the next one to follow as he tried to flick the ball towards square leg was completely beaten by the swing and ends up Leg Before wicket.
With the wicket of Najibullah Zadran Bhuvneshwar Kumar surpassed his fellow team mate Yuzvendra Chahal to become the all time leading with 84 wickets in T20 internationals for India.
He ended his spell with a wicket in the last over of his spell as he dismissed Asmatullah Omarzai . Omarzai edged one to wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik as Bhuvneshwar records his career best figures of 4-1-4-5.
Bhuvneshwar also surpassed Jasprit Bumrah to record the most wickets taken by an Indian in T20 Internationals in a calendar year.
The 32-year-old pacer finished 2022 with 31 T20I wickets, surpassing Bumrah’s tally of 28 wickets in 2016.
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane holds the record for most T20I wickets taken in a calendar year. This year, he has 38 wickets in 18 matches.