Kapil Dev, the first Indian captain to lift the World Cup (1983). Considered one of the greatest all-rounders of all times. Jasprit Bumrah has earned praised from the former Indian skipper for his spectacular knack of rattling batsmen more compared to all other international bowlers.
Bumrah is one the best around the world, Though he faces cut-throat competition from Mithcell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins among others. The Indian pacer has maintained his pace and ability to swing and his unorthodox action gives him an edge over others.
The former Indian captain shared his thoughts when asked about which bowler he likes to watch in the present. Kapil Dev was joyful to name Bumrah, however, he also expressed the Indian pacer must take care of his body.
Before Kapil Dev’s it was West Indian great Michael Holding, that expressed his worry over Bumrah’s unorthodox action. the former fast bowler believing that the pacer’s body may not hold for long because he generates so much pace from a short run-up. Kapil agrees with Holding.
Kapil Dev on day two of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit said “Four or eight overs is fine. When he has to bowl 20 or 25 overs in a day for 3,4 5 test matches, then it would be tough because he puts so much effort with his short run-up,”
The Indian team is known for producing great spinners namely Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin many others. However, in recent years. Indian pacers have bowled at a decent pace and used bouncers well. India’s Tour of Australia begins on December 27. Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will lead the pace attack for the team.