New Delhi: During the first T20I against South Africa Bhuvneshwar Kumar used knuckleball to a very good effect and it helped him fetch most of the wickets. The pacer after claiming the five-wicket haul said that he had been working on the knuckleball for a year now. The pacer also said that bowling in tough conditions is something that he cherishes. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar Pay Condolences to Hardik And Krunal Pandya After Father's Demise Due to Cardiac Arrest

“I enjoy bowling in tough situations. The knuckleball is something I have been working on for almost a year. Nowadays, you need to figure out new ways to get wickets,” Kumar told media in the post-match conference. 

It Was One of Our Most Balanced Performances, Says Virat Kohli After 28-Run Win Against South Africa in The First T20I

It Was One of Our Most Balanced Performances, Says Virat Kohli After 28-Run Win Against South Africa in The First T20I

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Enjoying the high from a 5-1 historical ODI series win against South Africa, Kumar said that the momentum for the T20I series rests with India and the credit for the same goes to the entire team. Also Read - Pakistani Channel Heavily Trolled For Presenting Imran Khan's Twitter Poll Victory Over Virat Kohli as Breaking News

“When you win, you forget everything else. And when we went in today, we knew what we wanted to do. Whenever India goes abroad, the reputation is that we are not a good batting side when it comes to playing short bowling. We have tackled that thing really well in this series,” the 28-year-old added.

India now lead the three-match T20I series 1-0.

Meanwhile, South African batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the series, owing to an injured left knee. The second T20I will be played on February 21 in Centurion.

(With ANI inputs)