Working closely with him in the IPL, former New Zealand and Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond is confident that Jasprit Bumrah is the best fast bowler in the world. Bond, for whom this is not his first time praising Bumrah, told of a combination of several night-grites coupled with a desire to be head and shoulders above the rest, making Bumrah the best in the world .
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He said, “He has a desire to be the best bowler in the world.” I think it is. I think he is the best fast bowler. He is a gun, ”Bond told the Sydney Morning Herald about Bumrah.
Considered as the best fast bowler in the world, especially when your compatriots are Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Shami and others. But one believes that Bumrah deserves the position he has achieved in just four years in his international career. Since his Test debut in early 2018, Bumrah became the only Asian bowler to take five wickets in South Africa, England and Australia. Last year, he became the fastest Indian fast bowler to take 50 Test wickets.
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And furthermore, the fact that he has excelled with his unconventional action is one of the factors that made Bumrah special.
“He hadn’t played yet and people say: ‘Will he be any good?” There was a lot of talk about his action and he got injured and stuff like that. He is certainly unconventional in the way he sees his works. “He has a short delivery, but he has a strong, hanging leg, he has a supple wrist and obviously, bowls fast and can move the ball around and is very efficient,” he said. Bond said.
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“He also has a very strong belief in himself. Sometimes you meet players and work with players who don’t have them. With him, it is certainly not so. He has an air of confidence about his game. “
Given his action, Bond feels that even after four years, there is a surprising element about Bumrah and his bowling. “He doesn’t walk in a fast. He said that to really speed up and then in the last few steps he does the layoffs. He, obviously, has those straight hands that are slightly different. But for a guy who’s so big. No and doesn’t move very fast, he’s got good acceleration and he’s really quick, “he explained.
“I think sometimes it can shock you as a batsman. But the other thing is that they have the ability to move the ball both ways. “
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