Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner hailed IPL highest wicket taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar after their maiden IPL trophy at the Chinnaswamy stadium last night. Warner said that he can’t wait to take on the seamer as an opposition batsman.
“Obviously, Bhuvi is in and out of the Indian team, but he is a world-class bowler. With the new ball as an opening batsman I would like to come up against him on a wicket like this because he sets the tone from ball one,” said Warner.
As captain, Warner had the utmost faith in Bhuvneshwar’s abilities through out the tournament. “I have got utmost faith in him (Bhuvneshwar) and the way he plays his cricket. He is passionate. He loves the game and, I always rely on him towards the end,” the Australian opener said.
Warner led from the front with a sparkling 69 off 38 balls before Bhuvneshwar and Mustafizur Rahman bowled brilliantly in the death over to register an eight-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL final.
Warner was also effusive in praise for young left-arm pacer Mustafizur. “Obviously, Mustafizur Rahman is a promising player for Bangladesh. It is a credit to him that he has played outstanding cricket along with Bhuvi. Hope he keeps fit and strong for future games,” Warner said.