Ahead of the first Test of the four-match series between India and Australia in Adelaide, the Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar surprised a group of fans at the stadium. In a video posted on the official Twitter account of the BCCI, Bhuvneshwar was seen meeting up with a few members of the fan group Bharat Army at the stadium.
In the video, the fans sang the song and dedicated it to the fast bowler. The BCCI tweeted the video with the following caption: “SPECIAL: Bhuvi surprises Bharat Army with a kind gesture at the Adelaide Oval Watch on as the Bharat Army sings a song for @BhuviOfficial.”
SPECIAL: Bhuvi surprises Bharat Army with a kind gesture at the Adelaide Oval
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 2018
In the video posted by BCCI, Bhuvneshwar said, “Hello guys, I am Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and I have some special friends with me at Adelaide Oval. This is Bharat Army. Wherever India travel for cricket, these are the fans who come out to cheer loudly for us.”
The group then sang the song with the following lyrics: “Fielding set rehne do, Bhuvi ko bulao. Fielding set rehne do, Bhuvi ko bulao. Jo Bhuvi aaya to wicket gir jaaega. Bhuvi teri tauba.”
VIDEO: Fans of the Indian cricket team — the 'Swami Army' — cheer their country on ahead of a series against Australia pic.twitter.com/vSMV9P5SBT
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 5, 2018
The bowler then asked the Bharat Army how the idea of making a song came to their mind to which one of they replied: “People make a lot of song for batsmen, but we thought this is Test cricket and the bowlers will have a hard time. So, we wanted to keep them pumped up, and hence we made this song.”
The first Test between India and Australia will begin from Thursday in Adelaide. Kumar has not been included in the 12-man squad announced by the BCCI on Wednesday as they preferred Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma as the in the bowling unit.