Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria showered praise on Jasprit Bumrah for his amazing performance in the 4th Test match against England at Kennington Oval, London where India won the match by a huge margin of 157 runs.
Speaking on his YouTube channel Danish Kaneria congratulated Jasprit Bumrah for becoming the fastest Indian pacer to pick 100 Test wickets. Notably, Bumrah achieved this milestone in 24 games surpassing Kapil Dev who reached 100 wickets tally in 25 games.
“Team India bowled a brilliant line and length on Day 5 at The Oval, spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah. What a performer he is. In 24 Tests, Bumrah has claimed 100 wickets and is the fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 Test scalps.”: Danish Kaneria
Former Pakistan cricketer pinpointed that the surface at Oval was decent for batting. However, Jasprit Bumrah played the role of game-changer by picking 2 big wickets. Danish Kaneria even said that he has never seen anyone bowl better Yorkers than Jasprit Bumrah.
“When Day 5 began, the wicket wasn’t as bad for batting. The sun was out as well, it was a dry track and the ball was coming onto the bat. But it was a Bumrah show. He first bowled Ollie Pope through the gate, then it was a super yorker to get rid of Jonny Bairstow. I have never seen anyone bowl the yorker better than Jasprit Bumrah. It is like a serious toe-crusher.” Danish Kaneria added
Former Pakistan spinner further added that other Indian bowlers also did a good job picking the right wickets at the right time. Kaneria said:
“Ravindra Jadeja also picked up two wickets. Umesh Yadav was superb. Whenever he was given the ball, he claimed wickets and boosted Team India’s morale. Every bowler, barring Mohammed Siraj, contributed.”
“Thakur’s dismissal of Joe Root was a surprise wicket”: Danish Kaneria
Shardul Thakur became the hot topic of discussion on social media after his exceptional performance in the Oval Test against England. Notably, Shardul smashed half-centuries in both the inning also he picked 3 crucial wickets. Talking about Shardul’s performance Kaneria asserted:
“Shardul Thakur played a key role. He took wickets at crucial times and scored important runs as well. I think Shardul Thakur is an all-rounder that Team India will always want to have in the playing XI. He always delivers when the team needs it most, both with the bat and the ball.”
Notably, Shardul Thakur picked the biggest wicket of the match by dismissing Joe Root in England’s second innings. Talking about Root’s wicket former Pakistan cricketer said:
“Thakur’s dismissal of Joe Root was a surprise wicket and it was the scalp India wanted. Root always plays late but Thakur’s ball seamed a little and that’s all that was needed for India to get the vital breakthrough.”