With no cricket going on, all the cricketers have a lot of free time on their hands right now. Many cricketers have also been proactive on their social media in the past few weeks due to the lockdown. Recently, Indian team pacer and Mumbai Indians spearhead Jasprit Bumrah heaped praise on Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga.
Jasprit Bumrah hails fellow IPL veteran and former MI teammate Lasith Malinga by saying, Malinga is “the best yorker bowler in the world.” India’s leading fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made a name for himself for his ability to bowl deadly yorkers. Bumrah credits the former Sri Lankan pacer who made Bumrah his disciple and helped him master the craft of bowling toe crushing yorkers.
As per a tweet by Mumbai Indians, Bumrah commented, “Malinga is the best yorker bowler in the world and has used it for such a long period of time to the best of his advantage.”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 4, 2020
Earlier, Bumrah also spoke on the new ICC Guidelines which affects fact bowlers. The guidelines prohibit the use of saliva on the ball to help it swing. The norms also mention how players are banned for hugs and high fives while celebrating. Such interim measures are taken by ICC to resume cricketing activities amid ongoing pandemic.
Speaking with Ian Bishop and Shaun Pollock, Bumrah said, “I was not much of a hugger anyway! And not a high-five person as well. So that doesn’t trouble me a lot. The only thing that interests me is the saliva bit.”
“I don’t know what guidelines we’ll have to follow when we come back. I feel there should be an alternative. If the ball is not well maintained, it”s difficult for the bowlers. The grounds are getting shorter and shorter, the wickets are becoming flatter. So we need something, some alternative for the bowlers to maintain the ball so that it can do something — maybe reverse at the end or conventional swing,” he added.