Gautam Gambhir Praises Jasprit Bumrah as an All-Format Bowler: ‘The X Factor in Every Format’
By CricShots - Jun 11, 2024 7:38 pm
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Gautam Gambhir, former India batsman, has voiced his belief in Jasprit Bumrah’s status as the X factor and game changer for the Indian team across all formats. Gambhir’s sentiments were echoed just before Bumrah’s stellar performance against Pakistan, where the seamer clinched the man of the match award.

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Jasprit Bumrah took Team India to a miraculous win

Jasprit Bumrah’s pivotal role in the India-Pakistan clash in New York underscored Gambhir’s assertion. His precision bowling in the final over sealed India’s victory, preventing Pakistan from turning the tables. Speaking to Sportskeeda ahead of the T20 World Cup, Gambhir showered accolades on Bumrah, lauding him as the best bowler globally.

The Kolkata Knight Riders mentor, who recently steered the franchise to victory in IPL 2024, has long held this belief. According to Gambhir, Bumrah possesses the ability to strike at any stage of the game, making him a potent wicket-taker. He emphasized that Bumrah’s match-winning potential transcends formats and playing conditions.

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Gambhir emphasized that Bumrah deserves greater recognition, akin to cricketing legends such as Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rohit Sharma. He reiterated that regardless of the format, Bumrah stands out as the X factor and game changer.

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Gautam Gambhir

“I think he is the best all-format bowler in the world. And I have said it for a long time. I think we keep talking about a lot of Indian batters but I think he should get a lot of appreciation with the batters. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get it. He is the X format in every format, every condition, and every tournament. Whichever team Jasprit Bumrah plays for, he is the X factor and the game changer,” Gautam Gambhir stated via Sportskeeda.

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Bumrah’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2024 reaffirms his status as the premier bowler globally. With five wickets from two games, he is poised to challenge for the highest wicket-taker title in the tournament. As the competition progresses, Bumrah’s skill and impact on the game remain a focal point, positioning him as a key figure in India’s quest for success.