Jasprit Bumrah will be Indian bowling’s Virat Kohli: Mohammad Kaif
Kaif is impressed with how Bumrah's career has progressed thus far.
Updated - Nov 3, 2018 7:49 pm
Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has declared Jasprit Bumrah as the one who has the ability to become the most reliable bowler in the team. Like the skipper Virat Kohli who has, in a decade established himself as the best batsman in the world, shattering records one after other, manhandling oppositions, Bumrah, in his short career has proved himself as an asset across formats.
The pacer first came into the limelight in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he played for Mumbai Indians and his performance for the Gujarat team. Bumrah’s unorthodox action along with his ability to bowl yorkers consistently in the death overs qualified him to be called into the national side.
The 24-year-old made his ODI debut when Team India was trailing 4-0 against Australia in their paradise. He was brought in for the dead rubber and took two wickets, conceding only 40 runs in his ten overs. He was also equally successful in the subsequent T20I series as India won the trophy with a clean slate record.
“Bumrah has been doing really good. He can become the Virat Kohli of India’s bowling attack. As seen against West Indies during the commentary, he has got the fast yorkers, outswingers, the slower ones. At such a short career, he is doing so well. He is going to be a great asset for India,” Kaif was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Bumrah, one who is capable of shining in all the formats
Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian team since his international arrival. He made his Test debut against South Africa earlier this year and also played in England. Even though South Africa won the match, but Bumrah had an auspicious debut, taking four wickets in the match.
His statistics are impressive, to say the least, with 78 wickets in 44 ODIs at an average of 21.01. The six Tests have yielded him 28 wickets at a reasonable average of 25.57. In the shortest format, his stats look even better – 43 wickets in 35 fixtures at an average just below 20. In the coming Australia tour and the World Cup, Bumrah has a very decisive role to play in Team India’s chances.