“ He can shake batsmen more often than any other bowler, ” Kapil Dev names the bowler he loves to watch


Former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev was totally in awe of Jasprit Bumrah when asked to name the bowler he most enjoys watching of the present day. In a conversation with writer and sports journalist Ayaz Memon on day two of the 18th The Bharat Express News Leadership Summit, Kapil pointed out that while watching Bumrah play gives him immense happiness, the 26-year-old must watch out for his body.

Concerns about Bumrah’s action were reported earlier by West Indian Michael Holding, the former fast bowler who believed the pacemaker’s body might not last long because it generates so much rhythm from a short race. Kapil addressed the same thing.

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“Four or eight overs is good. When he has to play 20 or 25 overs in a day for 3.4 5 test matches, then that would be difficult because he puts so much effort into his short run, ”said Kapil, the Indian Cup-winning captain. world.

“What (Michael]Holding said is right. He’s going to put so much strain on his body. I hope he can survive. But today, with this short run, he can shake the beaters more often than anything. other bowler I’ve seen. ”

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Bumrah is an integral part of India’s strong fast bowling contingent, considered one of the best units in the world. In stark contrast to the early 2000s, India’s rhythm department, in addition to Bumrah, is stacked with figures like Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and the young Navdeep Saini, and this unit has been proven successful in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. that it is able to withdraw 20 wickets during a test.

Kapil, who in many ways led India’s fast bowling revolution, takes great pride in knowing that India today has a bowling attack that no team batsman can afford to take lightly. .

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“I read somewhere that Brian Lara said he would rather face Kapil Dev but not Bumrah. Our fast bowlers are awesome. Look at Shami, Bumrah. As a cricketer it makes me very happy to say that today we depend on our fast bowlers. Our bowlers are able to take 20 wickets in a game, ”Kapil said.

“We had spinners in the past that we depended on the most – Kumble, Harbhajan – but today no country would say ‘give them (the Indian team) inflatable wickets.’



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