IPL 2022: Bhuvneshwar Kumar First Indian Pacer to Take 150 Wickets in League’s History

Written by Sumit Seth

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become the first Indian fast bowler in the IPL history to claim 150 wickets. Bhuvneshwar reached the milestone while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Punjab Kings in an IPL 2022 match on Sunday.

Overall, SRH star is the third ever pacer to do so in IPL after the legendary Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo.

Additionally, when Bhuvneshwar dismissed PBKS stand-in captain and opener Shikhar Dhawan, he surpassed Zaheer Khan to become the bowler with most number of wickets in powerplay overs of Indian Premier League. Dhawan’s scalp was his 53rd in the Powerplay which is now the most by any bowler in the league’s history.

The 32-year-old put in an impressive performance for SRH on Sunday as he took 3/22 from his four overs and combined with Umran Malik (4/28) to bowl out PBKS for a below-par 151 in 20 overs.


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