Bhuvneshwar Kumar: ‘Don’t know when I will get fit’

The India seamer isn’t sure when he would make a comeback to competitive cricket as it is yet to be ascertained whether a surgery is required to treat his sports hernia.

Published : Dec 29, 2019 15:54 IST , New Delhi

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “Injuries can be frustrating at times but I am not at all heartbroken.”
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “Injuries can be frustrating at times but I am not at all heartbroken.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “Injuries can be frustrating at times but I am not at all heartbroken.”

Pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar isn't sure when he will make a comeback to the Indian team.

The seamer, who missed the recent limited-overs series against West Indies at home due to a side strain, says he doesn't know whether he needs a surgery or not. Therefore, until he consults a doctor, he wouldn't know when he will play for India again.

In an interaction with the media during the promotional event with ASICS here on Saturday, the 29-year-old refused to debate on the recent controversies surrounding the National Cricket Academy on the fitness issues of some cricketers.

“It is not proper for me to comment on this. I am more focussed on my game and my recovery,” he said.

'Good year'

“My main aim is to get back to full fitness as soon as possible. The World Cup (T20) is still a long way. My job is to come back soon and do well and not worry about the team selection. For me personally, it has been a good year. Well, the injuries are part and parcel of being a professional athlete” he said.

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“It has been a great year for the Indian cricket. We have won almost every series this season. Of course, when you don’t win World Cup, you will always have that regret. But that is life. There will be ups and downs,” he said after inaugurating the ASICS store here on Saturday.

The pacer, who is very popular here being a member of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, was all praise for the Indian pace attack. “I think it is a great sign. A few years back, if you look at the matches in India, we are more dependent on spinners. But, now we have a very strong fast bowling unit and that is the reason we are winning more tournaments,” he said.

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