Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday. The star Indian pacer was once the backbone of the Indian bowling lineup in all three formats of the game. He also proved himself as a handy option in the batting unit in Test cricket and ODI matches.
However, injuries have hurt him a lot. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is no longer an all-format player for the Indian cricket team. He has not played Test cricket for quite some time now, while the selectors dropped him from the T20I squad as well after the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
At the same time, fans should not forget that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once a big match-winner for Team India. He created several records. Here’s a list of the top five world records of Kumar which no other cricketer has achieved.
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1. Most Man of the Series by a pace bowler in T20Is
Among all pace bowlers to have played T20I cricket, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has won the most number of Man of the Series awards. Kumar was adjudged the Player of the Series in three T20I series.
2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the most powerplay wickets in T20Is
Kumar has scalped the highest number of wickets in powerplay overs of T20I matches. The right-arm pacer has scalped 47 wickets in the first six overs of the shortest format of the game.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled the most maiden overs in T20Is
Another world record in T20I cricket that belongs to Bhuvneshwar is the record for the most maiden overs. He has bowled 10 overs without conceding a run.
4. Dismissing batters for a duck most times in T20I cricket
Kumar has a habit of not allowing batters to open their accounts. In his T20I career, he has dismissed a batter for a duck on 19 occasions.
5. Only bowler to win multiple Man of the Series in T20Is vs. SA
South Africa are among the top teams in international cricket. Kumar has enjoyed playing against them in T20is as he has won multiple Man of the Series awards against the Proteas.