We are happy, but not satisfied: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvi was full of praises for the Lankan legend, who proved his worth as a stubborn lower-order batter.
Published - Nov 19, 2017 8:29 pm | Updated - Nov 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Despite bowling their hearts out, the Indian bowling attack led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami conceded a 122-run lead. An unexpected outburst from the senior pro Rangana Herath was a huge blow to the hopes of the Indian fans, who were expecting their side would turn things around.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar spoke to the media after the day’s play and suggested they should’ve sent Herath back well before. Nevertheless, he was full of praises for the Lankan legend, who proved his worth as a stubborn lower-order batter. Sri Lanka finished at 294 in their first innings, which killed a lot of time and disappointed the home crowd.
“He batted really well. We could have got him out and sent the team packing for another 60-70 runs but that did not happen. He batted so well and it was good for the team,” said Bhuvneshwar. He also suggested their performance was decent, but not satisfactory for obvious reasons. He said it was also a “Good change” to see a green top track.
Shami was brilliant today
Talking about his new ball partner Mohammad Shami, he suggested the fast bowler was brilliant. “Shami bowled brilliantly today and gave us the breakthroughs. The wicket got better if you compare to those two days (Day 1 and 2) and that is quite evident with the way the batsmen are batting. There were a few bad balls which we could have improved on but overall we are happy if not completely satisfied,” The speedster added.
Bhuvneshwar also felt that Shikhar Dhawan was a bit unlucky in the way he got dismissed. The southpaw pulled off a spectacular knock under pressure, with people criticizing his selection over the specialist opener Murali Vijay. He finished with a wonderful 94 off 116 balls, before getting dismissed in the final stages of the day’s play.
The way he got out was unlucky. In the first innings the wicket was tough and the way he batted in the second innings, he put us in a good position,” Bhuvneshwar concluded.