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Jasprit Bumrah Earns Praise As “Best Bowler in the World” From England’s Ollie Robinson
By CricShots - Feb 14, 2024 11:05 am
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Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the standout performer in the ongoing Test series against England, showcasing exceptional skill and consistency. The 30-year-old pacer has claimed an impressive 15 wickets, making him the leading wicket-taker in the series so far. Despite the challenging conditions in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, Bumrah has proved his mettle with crucial contributions for the team.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

Recognizing Bumrah’s prowess, England pacer Ollie Robinson lauded him as the ‘best bowler in the world.’ Reflecting on Bumrah’s remarkable performance, Robinson revealed that he repeatedly acknowledged Bumrah’s brilliance during the second Test in Vizag. He specifically highlighted an unplayable yorker delivered to Ollie Pope, describing it as a testament to Bumrah’s exceptional skills.

“Jasprit Bumrah has been crazy good. I must have said, ‘This bloke’s the best bowler in the world,’ ten times in Vizag,” expressed Ollie Robinson, as quoted by Wisden.

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Describing the experience of witnessing Bumrah’s bowling, Robinson emphasized the unique and special qualities displayed by the Indian pacer in challenging conditions. He particularly mentioned discussing Bumrah’s performance with James Anderson after the Visakhapatnam Test, emphasizing how special it was to witness such excellence in Indian conditions.

Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson

Reflecting on Bumrah’s impact, Ollie Robinson expressed awe at the variety and skill displayed, including the dismissal of Pope and Foakes with a slower ball. He acknowledged that watching Bumrah in action provides valuable insights for bowlers like himself striving to deliver top-notch performances in similar conditions.

Calling Bumrah an extraordinary cricketer, Ollie Robinson expressed his admiration for the Indian pacer’s abilities. He admitted to learning from Bumrah, especially in terms of adapting to challenging conditions in India.

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While Ollie Robinson is yet to feature in the ongoing Test series, he conveyed his eagerness and readiness to contribute whenever given the opportunity. Despite not playing in the initial matches, Robinson remains hopeful and prepared to showcase his skills when called upon.

“I’m raring to go if Ben knocks on my door and says I’m in for the next Test. I’ve been training as hard as ever. Hopefully, I’ll get my chance at some point,” said Ollie Robinson, expressing his determination to make an impact in the series.