Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has praised Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, saying the 28-year-old pacer is currently the best in the world in all formats.
Vaughan’s remark came after Bumrah took 5/42, registering his seventh five-wicket shot in Test cricket at the venue on his 2018 debut as South Africa were knocked out for 210, giving the India a narrow 13-point lead at Newlands.
“How good he is @Jaspritbumrah93!!! I think in all formats he is the best in the world right now.. #SAvIND,” Vaughan tweeted.
Prior to Vaughan, former South African rhythm bowler Eric Simons had given Bumrah’s bowling a huge boost, saying he was one of the “sharpest I’ve come across”.
Simons had said few people realized the “maturity” and “cricketing nuance” that Bumrah brings to a game, adding that he had very clear thinking.
“He’s one of the sharpest bowlers I’ve met. When we play him at the IPL, I try to chat with him. I don’t think people realize the maturity and nuance of cricket from someone like Bumrah, and usually from Indian bowlers,” he said.
Bumrah said he did not make any extra specials for his five-wicket carry.
“Nothing special (or) out of the ordinary. I was just focusing on what I needed to do. I was trying to focus on my routines and processes, what I basically do before a test match, or whatever what needs to be done every time. I’m preparing for a test match. So, nothing out of the ordinary. I wasn’t paying any extra attention or not really angry. I was just concentrating on what I needed to do. I was trying to be in the present and focus on what I had to do,” Bumrah said at the post-day press conference on Wednesday.
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