IND Vs SA 2nd T20: Team India also had to face defeat in the second match of the five-match T20 series being played against South Africa. However, Team India’s star fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets for 13 runs and left no stone unturned to give a formidable challenge to the African team. With his superb bowling, Bhuvi simultaneously created many extensive records in his name.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has broken the record for his best performance in T20 cricket. Earlier in 2012, he took three wickets for nine runs in his debut against Pakistan. With this, Bhuvi has become the second-highest wicket-taker for India in T20 cricket. Bhuvi has broken R Ashwin’s record.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 63 wickets in 61 T20 matches. Yuzvendra Chahal is ahead of him, who has taken 69 wickets so far. Jasprit Bumrah is right behind both these bowlers with 62 wickets. At the same time, R Ashwin remains at number four with 61 wickets.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar did terrifically.
Apart from this, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the first Indian fast bowler who has taken more than four wickets in an innings thrice in T20 cricket. No other fast bowler of India has taken four wickets more than once in an innings.
Also, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the first over of the innings for the 50th time in T20 cricket, which is a record. Bilal Khan has bowled the first over of the innings 43 times in T20 cricket. Mitchell Starc has done this feat 38 times.