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I can be effective with old ball too: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

I can be effective with old ball too: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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Talented India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wants to change the popular perception that he won’t be as effective with the old ball as much as he is with the new ball.

‘It’s true that I have got wickets with the new ball in Test matches but that doesn’t mean that I can’t bowl with the old ball. Even during the Australia Test series, I have bowled a number of overs with the old ball. I have full confidence that I can be equally effective with the old ball too,’ Bhuvneshwar said during an interview.

Bhuvneshwar’s comments came close on the heels of Ishant Sharma’s view that the Uttar Pradesh seamer is good with new ball while he does better with old ball. The 21-year-old also surprised one and all as he put up a decent performance during the four-Test series against Australia where he got six wickets, including early breakthroughs of the top-order batsmen like David Warner and Shane Watson.

‘People forget that I have grown up playing on Indian tracks and have bowled huge number of overs on unresponsive Indian tracks. Therefore, I have a fair idea about what length to bowl on these tracks. Also I was a bit lucky that the conditions suited my style of bowling,’ Bhuvneshwar elaborated.

The UP youngster feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness has also helped him a lot. ‘He is a cool customer. He doesn’t speak a lot but obviously will give you his little inputs. But what I like about him is that he never loses his cool even when the bowler gets hit. He is always encouraging,’ said ‘Bhuvi’, as he is affectionately known in the cricketing circles.

During Chris Gayle’s murderous knock of 175 against Pune Warriors, Bhuvneshwar was the only bowler who came out unscathed giving away just 23 runs from his four overs.     
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