When it comes to cricket, the northern Indian city of Meerut is well known for the industrial production of sports goods – most famously those under the brand SG (a household name for cricket enthusiasts in the country). But, apart from that, the city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has also produced seam-bowling sensations in Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
While Praveen’s stint with the Indian team has been brief, Bhuvneshwar’s is the one that continues to fuel the ambitions of Men in Blue across all formats. The 27-year-old is capable of making the ball hoop around corners, mostly back into right-handed batsmen. But, his ability to ensure the ball hold its line often enough has proved to be a genuine threat, even to some of the best batsmen in the game.
For a 19-year-old who took domestic cricket by storm after dismissing Sachin Tendulkar for his first first-class duck, Bhuvneshwar has surely come a long way to claim 142 scalps in 111 international games across all formats for India. But, unlike the fiery and short-tempered bowlers in the modern-era, Bhuvneshwar is known for his calm and composed demeanour.
He is rarely seen sledging, there has rarely been a verbal exchange involving him and his body language is always positive. No matter the situation, pressure or on-field altercation, Bhuvneshwar has always let his skills do the talking. And, that’s probably the reason why he has been such a hit with the females and considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the Indian cricket team.
But, the Indian cricketer surprised his fans when he posted a cropped photo of himself from a dinner date five months ago. With everyone left wondering who his dinner date was, Bhuvneshwar had promised to share the ‘full picture’ soon.
And, after teasing his fans for almost five months, Bhuvi has finally shared the complete photograph and also revealed the identity of the woman alongside him in the picture. Taking to Instagram, Bhuvi wrote: “Here’s the better half of the picture @nupurnagar”.
The Indian bowling spearhead might have revealed the name of his better-half, but she still continues to remain a mystery for the fans. But, Bhuvneshwar’s recent post has surely put an end to the rumours of his alleged link-up with model-turned-actress Anusmriti Sarkar who was initially believed to the Indian bowler’s dinner date.
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