Praveen Kumar's temper tantrums against SRH
Praveen Kumar's temper tantrums against SRH

From being the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack to getting dropped, Praveen Kumar has seen a lot of ups and downs in his cricket career. After performing decently in the domestic circuit,Praveen Kumar has said that he is expecting a call from the national team.

“I have been consistently doing well in all formats in domestic cricket, and I hope I will make it to Team India again one day,” said Praveen, 29, who has taken 82 wickets, including seven for Gujarat Lions this season, in 109 IPL matches.

Praveen Kumar is best remembered for his heroics in the successful 2007-08 CN Series in Australia and the disastrous test series in England in 2011.Recalling the games, Praveen Kumar said that those were the  best moments of his career.

“That was the most memorable occasion for me and the performance in the 2007-08 CN Series in Australia was a big boost to my confidence.”

Praveen Kumar also said that he is fully fit to perform at the highest level.
“I am 110 percent fit and bowling well. My duty is to play good cricket, it’s up to the selectors to decide my fate,” said the lanky bowler, adding, “I am a fighter and I have always fought it out on my own ever since I started playing.”
Praveen Kumar is known for his hot-headedness on the ground. But Praveen Kumar denied the allegations saying that his voice is often misunderstood by people.

“It’s a baseless allegation that I keep fighting with people,” he said.

“My tone sounds a bit rough, but that’s the case with every individual from Meerut. Even when you say something passionately it sounds rough to the others. That’s not my problem as it is inbuilt.”

His team Gujarat Lions are almost guaranteed of a playoff birth and Praveen Kumar would like to perform well to draw the selectors’ attention towards him.

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