‘I’d want South Africa to drop him’ – Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s hilarious remark on David Miller

Miller is enjoying a great turnaround in 2022.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Miller (Photo Source: Twitter)

South African batter David Miller emerged as a villain for the Indian team with his unbeaten 64 runs off 31 balls knock in the first T20I match at Delhi. India were aiming for the world record of winning 13 consecutive T20I matches and even put up a mammoth total of 211 runs while batting first. But in-form South African duo Rassie van der Dussen and Miller smashed Indian bowlers for fun to register a seven-wicket win with five balls to spare.


The 33-year-old Proteas batter is enjoying a great turnaround in 2022. He initially went unsold in the Indian Premier League mega (IPL) 2022 mega auction but was later picked up by Gujarat Titans in the accelerated round. He then went on to guide GT to glory by scoring 481 runs in 16 matches at an average of 68.71 and a strike rate of 141.72. Miller continued that momentum with the South African team who are playing the five-match T20I series in India this month.

It is difficult bowling to David Miller: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also enjoyed a good IPL this season with 12 wickets from 14 matches with an impressive economy rate of 7.34. In the first T20I, he gave only seven runs from his first two overs bowled in powerplay but couldn’t save himself or his team from Miller’s explosion in the death overs. Bhuvneshwar was asked about the team’s plan on stopping Miller in the next match and the player joked by saying he would like the Proteas to drop him from the second T20I.

“It is difficult bowling to Miller. He is in such good form. I would want South Africa to drop him but they would not do so. He batted so well in the IPL; we know his calibre. Bowling to him would be a challenge,” Bhuvneshwar said in the pre-match conference.

Meanwhile, the Indian veteran also pointed out that his team has addressed this issue of improvement in the overall bowling performance for the next remaining four matches.

“As you said, the bowling was not up to the mark in the first game so we are expecting that we bowl better in the second T20I and we are able to win to level the series. We have four games remaining in this series, we have a chance to win the series. We have to bowl better, and we need to bat in the same fashion as the previous game. We discussed what went wrong,” Bhuvneswar added.