New Delhi, July 19 IANS | 5 months ago

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi heaped praise on seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who achieved his best bowling performance in Tests Saturday, saying that the Meerut-born youngster is "my kind of cricketer".

Bhuvneshwar brought up his best figures of 6/82 on Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord's. He surpassed his previous best of 5/82, his first five-wicket haul, which he achieved in the last Test on a Trent Bridge pitch which was rated 'poor' by ICC.

In the process, the 24-year-old also became only the third Indian to pick up six wickets at the 'home of cricket' after Ladha Amar Singh (1936) and Bedi (1974) himself.

"Am v glad w/Bhuvn's Allround growth as Ind Crktr w/humble background. May his tribe grow manifold!Pl avoid over-gyming Son!Simplicity yur +pt. Bhuvn my kind of Crktr-plays well w/in his limitations!Hope he cn stay that way and avoid the flash bulbs in his trademark shyness Godbless!!," tweeted the former India spinner.

Bhuvneshwar has been the best bowler in the five-match series so far with 11 wickets, two more than all other Indian bowlers combined.

Bedi also lauded Ajinkya Rahane, whose first innings century saw India reach a respectable total of 295 from a precarious position.

"ARahane' ton and Bhuvn's 6fr must go towards team winning!Com'on guys do it fr two outstanding performers!Game beautifully poised fr gr8 end!!"

(Posted on 19-07-2014)

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