St. Lucia, Aug 13 : Indian medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar believes his ability to focus on getting the process right and not get distracted with other things, helped him to took five wickets and put India on the driver's seat on the fourth day of the third Test against West Indies at St.
Lucia. Speaking to media at the end of the Day's play, Kumar said, "It is very difficult to say that tomorrow I will get swing again because if you see earlier in the first innings I didn't get as much swing, maybe the wicket was a bit damp.
Today I got a lot of swing, maybe the ball was a good one. It is tough to say, so it is tough to predict for tomorrow, but there is something in the pitch for the bowlers so I think we can get them out again." Despite a rained-out third day, the Virat Kohli-led side have entertained thoughts of winning the Test thanks to a masterful spell of swing bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The 26-year-old took five wickets for just 33 runs to provide India with a hefty lead of 128 runs. Talking about his performance, he said he never gets distracted whenever a player drops a catch or (when) batsmen say something.
"It has been my nature from beforehand itself. I don't get angry when someone drops a catch or (when) batsmen say something. From the beginning itself it wasn't something I prepared for but this is something natural in me. You can say that my whole focus is to get the process right so I don't get distracted with these things," he said.
When asked as to why he was bowling outswingers closer to Marlon Samuels than Jermaine Blackwood, Kumar said there was no particular reason for it but it was something that he was trying on the nets during the practice session.
"Because it makes some kind of angle that makes it difficult for the batsmen to play so that was the thing I was practicing in the nets.
When I bowling to both of them, I was trying to bowl close to the stumps. There wasn't a particular plan for Samuels but for both I was trying that thing," he said. The right-arm medium pacer believes that the biggest point on Day four was that the ball was swinging.
With 98 overs still to be played on the final Day and a lead of 285 in the bag, India could think of declaring in the morning session itself and give their bowlers sufficient overs to get West Indies bowled out.