Bhuvneshwar Kumar my kind of cricketer: Bishan Singh Bedi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 20:00

New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi heaped praise on seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who achieved his best bowling performance in Tests Saturday, saying that the Meerut-born youngster is "my kind of cricketer".

Bhuvneshwar brought up his best figures of 6/82 on Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord`s. He surpassed his previous best of 5/82, his first five-wicket haul, which he achieved in the last Test on a Trent Bridge pitch which was rated `poor` by ICC.

In the process, the 24-year-old also became only the third Indian to pick up six wickets at the `home of cricket` after Ladha Amar Singh (1936) and Bedi (1974) himself.

"Am v glad w/Bhuvn`s Allround growth as Ind Crktr w/humble background. May his tribe grow manifold!Pl avoid over-gyming Son!Simplicity yur +pt. Bhuvn my kind of Crktr-plays well w/in his limitations!Hope he cn stay that way & avoid the flash bulbs in his trademark shyness Godbless!!," tweeted the former India spinner.

Bhuvneshwar has been the best bowler in the five-match series so far with 11 wickets, two more than all other Indian bowlers combined.

Bedi also lauded Ajinkya Rahane, whose first innings century saw India reach a respectable total of 295 from a precarious position.

"ARahane` ton & Bhuvn`s 6fr must go towards team winning!Com`on guys do it fr two outstanding performers!Game beautifully poised fr gr8 end!!"

IANS

First Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 20:25

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