Jamshed impressed with Kumar

Jan 01, 2013, 04:00 IST | A Correspondent

Pakistan opener says it was tough to tackle Bhuvneshwar's swing on Sunday

Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed, who scored his second ODI ton against India, was very impressed with India’s new sensation, seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who did well on both debuts — Twenty20 and one-day international. In an interview with www.bcci.tv, the Pakistan batsman said that it was tough to tackle Bhuvneshwar in those conditions.

Nasir Jamshed (right) plays a shot against Sri Lanka during World Twenty20 in Colombo in October. Pic/AFP.

“He’s a tough bowler to face and an excellent prospect for India. He’s capable of swinging the ball really well and facing him up front in swinging conditions was a challenge,” Jamshed said.

After failing win the T20 series even after taking lead, Pakistanis are cautious this time. “We let the T20 series slip away in the second game, but we’ll try our best to keep the momentum going in the ODIs,” Jamshed said.

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One thing that Jamshed had to take care of was the pressure of playing against India in India. But the 23-year-old batsman never looked under pressure during the course of Sunday.

“I tried my best to not think too much about it and play like I’m playing any other game. I tried to take the crowd and the opposition out of the picture and concentrate on my game,” he revealed.

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