Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's availability will be a serve as a boost to the Indian cricket team ahead of its ODI series decider against England on Tuesday. India have missed the services of two of their frontline pacers - Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit Bumrah - in the ongoing tour of England due to injuries.
On the eve of the third ODI against England at Leeds, Bhuvneshwar was seen bowling at full tilt. He will, however, undergo a fitness test before the game.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a gif on Twitter wherein Bhuvneshwar was seen bowling at the nets.
However, as soon as the gif was posted on social media, it was noticed that Bhuvneshwar was bowling a huge no-ball, which made the fans show their displeasure.
It’s no ball.— ♈️ℹ️💲🈂🎵⛎ (@vrnairdxb) July 16, 2018
Overstepping by our players is common these days which needs to be changed as already we lost CT— vamshi (@vammi123) July 16, 2018
Q hamesha nets pe no ball daal ta hai...bowling coach Kya Kar Raha hai👹😡😡😡😡— nithin shetty (@nithins25349288) July 16, 2018
And that's a huge no ball!! 😆— Vinnie (@VinayNagaraju1) July 16, 2018
Earlier on Monday, Team India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar stressed on the importance of having Bhuvneshwar in the attack.
"He's a quality bowler. We've obviously been missing our two frontline bowlers in the ODI format. Also provides us an opportunity, because there are not too many games to go before the World Cup - only 16 or 17 games. It gives us an ideal situation to test the bench strength.
"Also with the upcoming Test series coming, we never wanted to take any chances with Bhuvi. He's very critical to the team plans. He's in with a chance to play (tomorrow). He'll have to go through some sort of a fitness test before we can confirm his availability for the next game," Bangar said.