Bharat Arun's role in team is invaluable, believes Bhuvi

ANI | Updated: Oct 28, 2017 17:40 IST

Kanpur [India], Oct. 28 (ANI): Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday praised bowling coach Bharat Arun, saying he is great at man management and strategies and that he had helped a lot in getting the former's swing back on track.

Insisting that Arun's role in the team is `invaluable`, the 27-year-old said the former talks about the "little things" that make a big difference in bowling.

"He is somebody who manages bowlers really well. At this level you don't want to get too much into the technique. He sometimes pinpoints certain things which can really improve your bowling. For example, I increased my pace, but I lost my swing. I did not know how to go about it. So he shared some fine points that helped me get my swing back. His role in the team is invaluable," Bhuvneshwar said.

When quizzed about his evolution as a player, Bhuvneshwar revealed that he had earlier lost his natural ability to swing with extra pace, but he is happy on finding his form back.

He further said that not losing the ability to swing the ball despite adding extra pace to his bowling has helped him improve as a player.

"As a player I feel I have grown in the past couple of years. I have improved my pace without losing on the swing. That is something I am really happy about. In batting also I have improved a bit," Bhuvneshwar said.

Bhuvneshwar's comments came on the eve of the third ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur.

Speaking about the ongoing ODI series against the Kane Williamson-led side, which is currently tied at 1-1, Bhuvneshwar admitted the match would be another high-pressure clash.

"We have not been challenged like this in a while and it is a short series. So there was pressure in the last game that we could lose the series (having lost the first match). But the way we came back shows the character of the team. Tomorrow's match is also about handling pressure. We will try to play like we played the last game," the pacer. (ANI)

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