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‘Am not a copycat’

New Delhi: Playing alongside Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma, who work up genuine pace, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says speed is not his strength and therefore he relies on swing to get wickets.

“My strength is not pace. I rely on swing to get wickets and I continue to do it that way. I have never tried to copy others. I am not a copycat,” Kumar said on Tuesday.

Asked if playing alongside Steyn and Ishant he ever feels the need to increase pace, Kumar said, “No, I don't think so.”

“I have never looked at the other end if my partner is working up good pace or not. I just want to bank on my strength and I do that,” he said.

Fast gaining a reputation for being one of the most economical T20 bowlers, Kumar said his mantra was simply to just stick to the basics.

“It’s all about doing the little things right. It doesn’t matter what form of cricket you are playing. Just keep things simple and you will succeed.”