Happy birthday Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Here's a look at his achievements
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has established himself as a key player for India in the last few years.
The right-arm pacer has become a force to reckon with, especially in white-ball cricket. He will be a vital cog in Virat Kohli's side during the ICC World Cup 2019.
As the pacer turns 29 today, here we take a look at his career and records.
Bhuvi had a memorable T20I and ODI debut
The pace bowler made his T20I debut for India in 2012 against Pakistan and dismissed Nasir Jamshed in the very first over. Five days later, on his ODI debut, Bhuvi knocked the bails off Mohammad Hafeez's stumps with his very first delivery in the format.
Only player to dismiss Tendulkar for a duck in Ranji
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest players to have graced the sport.
Arguably the best batsman, Sachin was bowled out for zero just once in his entire Ranji Trophy career.
In 2009, Sachin was caught at short mid-wicket for a duck against Uttar Pradesh.
This was his first and only score of a nought. A 19-year-old, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the bowler.
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Bhuvi's special moments in Test cricket
Bhuvi set the record of the highest knock scored by a number 10 Indian batsman on Test debut, when he slammed 38 against Australia in 2013.
During the tour of England in 2014, Bhuvi bagged 19 wickets including two five-wicket hauls and scored 247 runs that included three fifties.
He was India's best performer and returned home with the 'Man of the Series' award.
A look at Bhuvi's career statistics
In 103 ODIs, Bhuvi has taken a total of 114 wickets. He has a stunning economy-rate of 4.98 with a best of 5/42.
The 'Swing King' has picked up 33 scalps in 34 T20Is.
In 21 Test matches for India, the senior cricketer has an impressive 63 wickets.
He is also a handy batsman in Tests with 552 runs at an average of 22.08.
Bhuvi a leading bowler in IPL
Bhuvi has been one of the leading bowlers in the Indian Premier League.
He has an impressive 120 scalps from 102 matches.
The 29-year-old has won the Purple Cap twice in his career.
He picked up 23 wickets in 2016 and followed it up with 26 in 2017.
He helped Sunrisers Hyderabad win the IPL 2016 title.
He is the sixth highest IPL wicket-taker.
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