Jasprit Bumrah is best T20 fast bowler in the world: Shane Bond
MI bowling coach Shane Bond also lauded team's batting performance.
Updated - Nov 6, 2020 5:28 pm
The first Qualifier of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals saw some extraordinary performance by the defending champions. Mumbai crushed the Delhi side by 57 runs to become the final contenders of the season. There were too many great performances from their end, but the one by Jasprit Bumrah stood out. In the same light, Mumbai’s bowling coach Shane Bond feels that Bumrah is the ‘best T20 fast bowler in the world.’
The deadly MI pacer bagged a four-wicket haul under his belt while conceding just 14 runs. He just didn’t leak a single chance for the Delhi batters to play big shots. In the meanwhile, he also became a Purple Cap holder after having 27 wickets in his pocket in the season so far. In a video posted by Mumbai Indians on Twitter, Bond heaped praises on the star pacer.
“Jasprit, it’s a privilege to watch the best T20 fast bowler in the world go about his work,” said Bond in the same video.
He also lauded the efforts of another ace pacer Trent Boult. Boult was also too impressive as he picked two wickets in his very first over but had to leave the ground due to strain.
“I’ve loved working with Trent since 2012. We’ve seen him at his very best, and I was very excited to have him on our team. Because I know that what a devastating bowler he can be, and he has done that through this tournament for us.”
We are an intimidating batting line-up: Shane Bond
While batting first, the Mumbai side posted huge 200 runs on the board where half-centuries by Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav boosted the team’s batting order. Hardik Pandya was quick enough to add 37* runs off just 14 balls in the end. While chasing the target, Delhi was reduced to 0/3 when Bumrah and Boult started causing destruction. Bond also praised the batting side of Mumbai.
“We are an intimidating batting line-up. You sit in the shed, and it is just relentless. At 100/4, you felt that turn in the momentum. Delhi fought really hard through the middle of the innings and got themselves well back into the game. If they’d had a little bit more luck or perhaps been a little bit more accurate, we would have been under pressure at the back end,” he concluded.
“Hello, final 👋”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 6, 2020