Kapil Dev, former captain of India and one of the best bowlers of his time, praised the current India pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who recently broke his record for the fastest Indian match to 100 Test wickets. Kapil Dev reached the 100 Test wickets in 25 Tests, but Jasprit Bumrah improved the mark by one Test and reached the milestone in his 24 Testsste He tests the record in his name.
Kapil Dev, perhaps the greatest versatile player India has produced, was for years the only fast bowler India had, especially in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. He completed his Test career with 434 wickets and more than 5,000 runs. He also took 250 one-day wickets and more than 3,500 runs.
Kapil, the country’s first captain for the Cricket World Cup, praised Bumrah and called his performance sensational, more because of the pace of the pacemaker and the kind of playing field he walked on.
Absolutely brilliant- Kapil Dev On Jasprit Bumrah breaks his record
India captain Kapil Dev, who was at the 1983 World Cup, held the record for the fastest Indian fast bowler to 100 Tests for more than 40 years, but he praised Jasprit Bumrah, who broke it during the recent English Test series leading India 2-1 despite the fifth Test being canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.
“Absolutely brilliant. I still say that our places have become much more favorable. That is why so many fast bowlers are emerging in our country. Despite not having their main bowler, India has the type that has an impact. That is when Bhuvneshwar is not even there, ” Kapil told ABP News.
‘I would very much like to praise Bumrah, because I know what it takes to take 100 wickets on such surfaces, and it’s not that easy to bowl with such actions either. Nevertheless, he made such an impact on the Indian team. Hats off to him, ” added the former captain.
He is the best bowler in the world: Kapil Dev On Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah, who made his Test debut in 2018, quickly became captain’s captain, Virat Kohli, in the longest format of the match. In August 2019, Bumrah becomes the fastest Indian bowler to pick up 50 Test wickets and the country’s only third bowler to score a Test hat-trick after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.
Kapil Dev further praised Bumrah for the way he adapted to the strict Test cricket and consistently did well.
“When he started, we wondered if he could play Test cricket for India. He was obviously good in one-dayers and T20Is, but ever since he got into the cauldron of Test cricket, he has been sensational … whether in the West Indies, Australia or England. You can say that he is the best bowler in the world, “ Kapil added.
Jasprit Bumrah will now be on display in action when the IPL 2021 resumes with his team Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings on September 19.