The Indian fast bowler who has been in and out with the Indian team is now rumored to retire from cricket as he changed his Instagram bio. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had initially included ‘Indian Cricketer’ in his Instagram bio, but he has now edited it and kept only ‘Indian’. This small change caught netizens’ attention, fueling speculations about Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s retirement
Bhuvneshwar Kumar hasn’t featured in the Indian One-day international team since the 2022 January South Africa series. In that series, India was thrashed 3-0 by the home side in which Bhuvi bagged horrible figures of 64/0 and 67/0 in the first and second ODI.
His below-average performance forced the management to drop him from the playing xi of the 3rd ODI. Since then Bhuvi hasn’t got any chance in the Indian ODI team for which he has taken 141 wickets in 121 matches.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes ‘Cricketer’ from Instagram bio which leads to the rumor of retirement
The 32-year-old has made some changes in his Instagram Bio, creating a fuss among his fans. Bhuvi modified his Instagram bio in which he wrote ‘Indian Cricketer’ earlier changed it to ‘Indian’. The carving out of the ‘cricketer’ title in the Bio has raised many questions in the minds of fans as the player has been sidelined by the selectors for a long time.
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It was expected that Bhuvi might make a return in the ongoing West Indies tour but they played was left out of the squad as the management focused more on youth talent. Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar, and Jaydev Unadkat were selected ahead of the experienced horse Bhuvneshwar.
Fans show their support for Bhuvi and want him to come back in white ball cricket
After the rumor spread that Bhuvi might call it a day for international cricket fans showed gratitude over the social media platforms. Fans want to see Bhuvi in the place of the Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Bhuvi’s records for India in white-ball cricket are still very promising if we compare them with other pacers. His experience of bowling in Indian conditions might have also helped India big time in the World Cup 2023.
However, it was clear at the beginning of this year it was clear that Bhuvi is not in the plans of BCCI as they removed his central contract.
Hence, if Bhuvi is not getting a chance to play for the Indian team in this World Cup it is very much clear that the player might retire from all formats.