New Delhi: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has revealed that he was actually nervous before walking out to bowl against UAE in the Asia Cup.
Despite having played several times for India, the 26-year-old was a bundle of nerves due to the fact he was playing after a long gap.
"It feels great to get back to playing (in the XI). To be honest, I was nervous when I walked out to bowl since I was playing after a long gap," he told BCCI.TV.
"I was waiting for this opportunity for a long time. This performance will boost my mental confidence and if and when I get a chance to play in the future, I will remember that I had done well in my previous outing."
In fact, Bhuvi did quite well, ending with figures of 4-2-8-2 in India's last group match of the tournament.
The right-armer is currently working on his slower delivery in order to further strengthen his bowling repertoire.
"I want work on my slower deliveries. I know I can bowl a yorker at the death, but if I can bowl a slower ball as well then it can prove to be an advantage for me. I want to develop a good slower delivery and I am working on the same at the moment," he said.