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Whispering death: Bhuvneshwar has skill, subtlety to outwit batsmen

Much of Bhuvneshwar’s last three years were spent in cricketing wilderness. In hospital rooms, on the surgeons’ tables, and in rehab centres, nursing sores and bruises, whereas in an ideal world he would have been on the cricketing field, adding more names and numbers to his wicket ledger, establishing his own name as an all-format, all-condition fast-bowling colossus. The list of marquee series he missed out on is long and rueful—the ODI World Cup in , two Test tours to Australia, one tour of England and New Zealand apiece to name but a few. In the golden era of India’s fast-bowling, the most golden-armed of their men was missing. He wasn’t missed as it was touted to be, despite his absence India emerged as a bona fide proposition overseas, yet India felt they were incomplete without. His comeback infuses them with that sense of completion.........Read more

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