Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Australia bowled better than us

It is all to play for in the decider, which will be played in Hyderabad. The match takes place on October 13

India was tamed by 8 wickets in the 2nd T20I against Australia in Guwahati. The fashion in which India lost has been a rarity this season, wherein the Virat Kohli-led team India has hardly put a step wrong. So, it was one of those nights when the Australians were better than the hosts. Now that the series is levelled 1-1, it is all to play for in the decider. The all-important decider will take place in Hyderabad, which also promises to be a run fest. Jason Behrendorff wreaked havoc in the Indian camp after David Warner chose to bowl first. He scalped the top order of the Indian batting line-up as Adam Zampa snaffled the wickets of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.

Speaking in an interview after the match, Bhuvi said, “It was a tough wicket for batting. Rain was around, it was a damp. So you know, Australian bowlers made the most of the wicket. We tried our best to take initial wickets. If you have to win the match, you have to keep taking wickets especially in the middle overs which we couldn’t do. I would say they bowled better than us.”

“I think we tried to rebuild it again. But we couldn’t do it. We can’t really point a finger on someone and say it was their fault. It was just an off day for us. He [Behrendorff] bowled really well. He made full use of the wicket. It was the perfect kind of wicket for the line and length he bowled. You need to be bit fortunate to get three or four wickets in the T20s. Rohit Sharma’s wicket and Kohli’s wicket were the crucial point for us, in the first over itself,” he added speaking about Behrendorff’s super spell.

On the personal front, Kumar is expected to get married on November 23. So, a lot is happening for the pacer!