Sunil Gavaskar praises Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling skills. Bumrah took his first five-wicket haul in a Test at home in the Bengaluru Test.
Sunil Gavaskar, lauded India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah after he broke Sri Lanka’s backbone. With an outstanding fifer on Day two of the ongoing second Test match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Bumrah achieved a new feat in Test cricket as a result of his outstanding bowling performance in the first innings. He matched the record of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, who had eight five-wicket hauls in 29 Tests.
Meanwhile, Gavaskar praise Jasprit Bumrah as a “successful bowler.” Claiming that no batter wants to face him even if they are well set at the crease. At the same time, the cricketer-turned-cricket pundit has emphasized two of the pacer’s distinct abilities: the skillset and variety that can trouble any batter.
“He has a lot of skill, a lot of ability, a lot of self-belief, and he always wants to be better than he was yesterday.” And it’s because of this that he’s been so successful. He gets better and better with each match. Yes, it happens in every cricketer’s career; he may have a barren spell now and then, but he will be the bowler the opposition batsman does not want to face,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.
Sunil Gavaskar: Jasprit Bumrah has the ability to get the batter out.
“Under lights with the ball full pitched up like that and coming at a speed of 140kph, little bit difficult sometimes for the batsman to pick. But during daylight, it might not be that difficult. But the skillset and variety he has no batsman can feel at ease. He has got this ability to get the batsman out when the batter is set. With the new ball, you are expect to get the batter out because that is your strength as a bowler. It’s a hardball or a new ball, the ball will move in the air, and then it will seam after pitching, but when you get a batter out when he is set that tells you how good a bowler he is. And that is Jasprit Bumrah is.” Gavaskar added.
This wasBumrah’s first five-wicket haul at home. He took the wickets of Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya and Lasith Embuldeniya as SL were bowl out for 109. The 28-year-old finished with a score of 5/24. India declared in their second innings after posting 303/9, relying on half-centuries from the middle-order duo of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to set the visitors a mammoth target of 447 runs. After losing opener Lahiru Thirimanne for a duck on day two, the Lankans went to stumps at 28/1.