Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer, has communicated his joy over his side beating Mumbai Indians on Tuesday and making it into the playoffs. Winning the last league game was crucial for SRH. They came up with a brilliant all-round performance.
The David Warner-led team defeated the defending champions by ten wickets to move to the third spot in the points table. In the Eliminator round on Friday, they will clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The winner will play against the team that loses the first qualifier round between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians completed their innings on 149 for 8 in the specified 20 overs. Kieron Pollard was the top-scorer with 41 while Sandeep Sharma dazzled with the ball, taking 3 for 34.
In answer, SRH chased the total within 18 overs without losing any wicket. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha shared an unbeaten partnership of 151 runs to manage their side to a huge win. The Australian star stayed unbeaten on 85 while Saha stayed unbeaten on 58.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar misses being part of SRH
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took to Twitter, soon after the game ended, to praise the success. He moreover expressed that he was missing being with his team right now. The SRH management ruled Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the entire IPL 2020, a month ago, after he suffered a hip injury on October 2 during the match against Chennai Super Kings.
“A perfect win to enter the playoffs onwards n upwards guys! Miss being there @SunRisers,” wrote Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Owing to the injury, the right-arm pacer is also not a part of the Indian team for upcoming Australia. Bhuvneshwar has endured a wave of injury blows as of late. It began since the 2019 World Cup during the last year. He missed the games in the World Cup after his game against Pakistan due to injury. Then he missed the Indian tour of the West Indies in August due to a side strain. Next, he missed T20Is against South Africa and Bangladesh. He played the T20I series against West Indies at the end of 2019.
However, selectors ruled him out again for a tour of New Zealand after the doctor diagnosed him with a sports hernia. Due to the sports hernia, he missed the home series against Australia.