Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has opined that the Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for praise for the youngster’s performance in the going Test series between South Africa and India. “The guy who is making all the noise is Bumrah,” the former pacer is quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
Speaking about the difference in batting in India and South Africa, Donald opined, “I am impressed with him. He is quick, accurate and does things with the ball. I was surprised Bhuvneshwar, who is skillful, was left out of the eleven for the second Test.”
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Jasprit Bumrah, who has grown into a crucial cog for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli in India’s Indian limited overs squad over the past one year or so and he made his Test debut in South Africa. His first wicket in the longest format of the game turned out to be that of Mr. 360 AB De Villiers. He then took three more wickets in South Africa’s second innings in the first Test.
Jasprit then went on to take three wickets in the second Test. It was part of an impressive bowling effort from the visitors but India lost both Tests and conceded an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
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Donald said that, while India did compete aggressively in the series, their batsmen had ave ket the team down in both the Tests. He said, “In India, there is hardly any movement off the seam and bounce. So, when the Indian batsmen come here and play in a pitch like Newlands, the South African pacemen find out their footwork with fuller length deliveries and the off and the fourth stumps.”
The third and final Test between India and South Africa will be played in Johannesburg starting on Wednesday, January 24.