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Wasim Akram heaps praises Indian Pacer Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Wasim Akram said that there’s only one way to put pressure on Bumrah. Steal his bowling spikes. There’s no other cure

Wasim Akram on Bumrah

“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. With the new ball, to get this kind of movement on this kind of pitch … pace, carry, follow-through… you name it he’s a complete bowler,” Wasim Akram said in a chat on A-Sports.

“When Bumrah is bowling to a left-hander from around the wicket and hits the ball on the seam… And when he’s bowling from wide of the crease, the batter will think the ball is coming inside. He will play for that angle, but the ball hits the pitch and moves away rather than coming in. Most of the time, you are going to be beaten. When I used to bowl outswingers like that to right-handed batters with the new ball, sometimes I couldn’t control the ball also. But Bumrah definitely has better control with the new ball than myself,” Wasim Akram further explained.

“The length where he bowls with the new ball is what creates uncertainty for the batters. Bumrah ka ek hi ilaaj hai uspe pressure daalne: uske spikes chori karlo. Aur koi hal nahi hai(There’s only one way to put pressure on Bumrah. Steal his bowling spikes. There’s no other cure),” the legendary pacer said.

“Why Bumrah is more lethal than Pakistan bowlers, because he plays more Test cricket, while our bowlers they don’t play in the longer format enough,” Wasim Akram explained.

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