Brian Lara Praises Indian Pace Attack
By Shruti - Oct 18, 2019 6:46 pm
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Former West Indian batting legend Brian Lara praised the current Indian pace attack where he referred them to the deadly West Indian pace attacks of past. The Indian pace trio – Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been in great form and picked the record 142 wickets among them in Test matches in 2018.

Brian Lara

“It’s the Indian pace attack. Unbelievable. I saw them in the West Indies. When you look at the quality — (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, (Umesh) Yadav — all these guys, and the guys on the sidelines, like Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) are unbelievable. It reminds me a little bit of the (pace bowling) strength that the West Indies had in the 80s and 90s. The reserve strength is very important in assessing a team’s ability. It means that your attack has quality,” Lara added.

Lara had scored 11,953 Test runs and he will take part in the new league and lead the West Indian legend team. He praised Virat Kohli for his captaincy.

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“He’s (Kohli) the ultimate captain. In terms of his performances, he leads by example. And I mean that in all facets of the game, and off the field too. He is came off very well in the background of MS Dhoni, who laid the foundation, and did things in a different way. So, I think Indian cricket, as we all know, is headed in the right direction. It’s influenced by some of the best people, and is reaping the benefits of it,” Brian Lara told.

Lara also shared his happiness that Rohit Sharma has been doing incredibly well across formats, including his recent shows with the bat in Tests.

“I think that Rohit is an awesome player in all formats of the game. Obviously, in the limited overs game, he’s been very successful. I don’t see any reason why he should not be in Test cricket. It seems that he has the passion to play and wants to prove himself on that stage (Test cricket) as well. To exclude a player like that (from the Test team) will be very difficult, with the talent that I see. So, hopefully, he will be successful. He is a gifted batsman,” said Lara.