Since coming back from his severe back injury, Jasprit Bumrah has been in sensational form in all the formats. His recent heroics in the Pataudi Trophy have earned him the No.1 spot in Tests after dethroning Ravichandran Ashwin. Jasprit Bumrah has not become the first ever bowler in the history of cricket to become No. 1 in all three formats.
Jasprit Bumrah has also become India’s first-ever pacer to reach the No.1 spot in the Test format and the 4th Indian bowler after Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Bishan Singh Bedi to achieve this feat. Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as an all-format bowler who does not need conditions to favour him but can even pick with wickets in chunks in averse conditions also because of his variations and lethal swinging Yorkers.
AB de Villiers heaps praise for Bumrah on his YouTube channel
Bumrah's recent heroics against England have garnered him praise from cricketing greats all around the world including South African legend AB de Villiers. De Villiers heaped praises for Jasprit Bumrah in Hindi saying that he was exceptional and out-bowled other Indian bowlers. De Villiers also acknowledged Bumrah’s lethal Yorkers which is the USP of Bumrah.
Speaking on his YouTube channel AB de Villiers said, “Bumrah shaandar bowling karta hai (Bumrah bowls brilliantly). What a bowler Jasprit Bumrah! He outbowled other Indian bowlers, but I feel the others took their turn and it was hunting in packs. Their figures don't look great, yes. But they did play a role in setting up for him. It is not an individual sport and this is what I like about this Indian attack."
De Villiers also reminisced his playing days against Bumrah and remembered how his ‘Yorker’ always played in his mind while batting against Bumrah. De Villiers on his YouTube channel said, “That is certainly his (Bumrah) weapon across all the formats he plays in. Playing against him, I would always think of the Yorker as his stock threat or main threat. Even in Tests, he picks a lot of wickets with that."
India and England are set to face each other in the third test at Rajkot on February 15. The series is levelled at 1-1 and the fans are anticipating exciting clashes in the remaining three matches.