If we had taken our chances on the pitch, things could have been different: Bhuvneshwar Kumar | News about cricket
Virat kohli Drop a Markram dolly on medium depth Ravichandran Ashwin when the hitter is 35.
Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match conference: “Yes, if you make those catches, things will be different. The catches will win and those opportunities, if taken, can make all the difference. “.
Markram scored 52 of 41 balls and added a vital 76 runs for the fourth hit with David Miller (59 not out) as South Africa chased goal 134 with two spare balls.
While he didn’t want to commit that the drop was when momentum changed, one could read between the exact lines of the day which disappointed the team.
“Not really, the catch we dropped and run out of opportunities we missed, I wouldn’t say momentum has changed but it will be different. But I wouldn’t pinpoint any exact moment. specifically,” said seamer.
The road is difficult to cross
Bhuvneshwar sympathizes with India’s top order, who are struggling to cope with the added speed, bounce and movement.
“When it comes to hitting the ball, we all know it’s a tough racquet. If you look at the tournament so far, the par is around 140 and so on. We believe that with 140, we believe it. that we can match it.”
He protects the captain Rohit SharmaAshwin’s decision to let Ashwin pass 18th (his fourth) after going 17 times out of 14. The only option Rohit had was Deepak Hooda.
“In general, the thought is that if the spinner can keep things tight, it’s going to be very difficult for the hitter to face the beater in the end. And if you hold a spinner at the end, hitting the ball becomes a bit of a stretch. If we had a wicket, things could have changed,” he rued.
Unlike India, which chases the order of the day by T20Is due to the dew factor, conditions in Australia vary from city to city.
“That’s the beauty of Australia. In India, you try to chase when it’s foggy. In Australia, things change from city to city and here it’s difficult to chase but it can be different elsewhere. next city we go to,” he added.
He doesn’t want to use too cold conditions as an excuse for a bad job.
“It was very difficult but we never talked about it because we knew we had to deal with those conditions. Even in Melbourne it was cold but we never talked about these things. .”