Jasprit Bumrah, the dynamic Indian pacer, etched his name in the annals of cricket history with a remarkable performance in the Pataudi Trophy against England. His stellar display of bowling prowess not only helped India secure a crucial victory but also propelled him to the coveted position of the No.1 ranked bowler in Test cricket, marking a watershed moment in his career and Indian cricket at large.
One of his contrasting skills that sets him apart from the rest is his ability to bowl in different situations no matter the condition of the surface. His variations and accuracy make him an all-format and all-conditions bowler which is why he has been ranked as the No.1 in all the formats in the recently updated Apex Governing Council ratings. Jasprit Bumrah has also become the only bowler in the history of Cricket to achieve this feat.
Bumrah's exceptional showing in the Pataudi Trophy propells him to the summit of the Apex Governing Council's Test Rankings for bowlers, dethroning his compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin from the top spot. Despite being a relatively young player, Bumrah has amassed an impressive array of achievements throughout his career.
With a total of 10 five-wicket hauls in 34 Test appearances, he has consistently showcased his ability to dismantle opposition batting line-ups with his lethal bowling variations. This rare achievement of Bumrah not only makes him one of the greatest Indian fast bowlers but also cements his status as a global cricketing icon, inspiring legions of budding cricketers across the globe.
Bumrah joins the legion of Indian greats
While Bumrah joins the esteemed company of Ashwin, Jadeja, and Bedi as one of the few Indian bowlers to achieve the No.1 ranking in Test cricket, his style of bowling epitomizes innovation and adaptability will make his cult a one to remember for years to come.
However, Bumrah isn't the sole Indian cricketer to experience a notable rise in the recent Test rankings. Yashasvi Jaiswal, the opener, has surged 37 positions, securing the 29th rank following his impressive double century in the Vizag Test. Additionally, England's Ben Stokes has moved up to fourth place, while India's Axar Patel has advanced to fifth place in the list of Test all-rounders.