Wasim Akram Admits Jasprit Bumrah Has Better Control With The New Ball Than Him
By CricShots - Oct 31, 2023 12:26 pm
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Making a triumphant return to international cricket, Jasprit Bumrah showcased his brilliance on the grand stage of the ICC World Cup. His comeback journey, from leading India’s pace attack at the Asia Cup to spearheading the bowling assault against Ireland, culminated in a spectacular performance against defending champions England. Alongside seasoned campaigner Mohammed Shami, Bumrah orchestrated a batting collapse, sending shockwaves through the English camp in the low-scoring encounter at the ICC World Cup in Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium.

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Jasprit Bumrah

The cricketing world stood in awe of Bumrah’s prowess, with legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram showering praise on the Indian speedster. Speaking on A Sports, Akram emphasized Bumrah’s unrivaled status, hailing him as the best in the business. “He is the best in the world right now. Top of the ladder! The control, the pace, the variations, just a complete bowler. A treat to watch,” Wasim Akram marveled.

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Analyzing Bumrah’s bowling finesse, Akram highlighted the subtleties that set him apart. He noted Bumrah’s ability to create uncertainty among batters, especially with his new-ball burst, attributing this to the lengths he bowls. “The length where he bowls with the new ball is what creates uncertainty for the batters,” Wasim Akram remarked, admiring Bumrah’s strategic brilliance.


Discussing Bumrah’s remarkable control with the new ball, Akram drew a comparison with his own playing days. He marveled at Bumrah’s precision, expressing that even during his prime, he struggled to maintain such control. Acknowledging Bumrah’s dominance in the ODI World Cup, Akram highlighted his remarkable average of 15.07, making him the tournament’s second-highest wicket-taker in India.

In a lighter vein, Wasim Akram humorously suggested the only way to put pressure on an in-form Bumrah, stating, “There’s only one way to put pressure on Bumrah. Steal his bowling spikes. There’s no other cure,” drawing laughter from the audience.

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Bumrah’s resurgence and his ability to outshine even seasoned bowlers were evident, reinforcing his status as a cricketing maestro. As India continues its World Cup campaign, fans eagerly anticipate more mesmerizing performances from this bowling virtuoso, ensuring that Bumrah remains a force to be reckoned with in international cricket.