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Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credits: Twitter

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has heaped high praise on champion Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah following the latters brilliant exploits in the Nottingham Test

Jasprit Bumrah had come under the scanner following his indifferent returns in the ICC World Test Championship final (WTC) against New Zealand back in June where he returned wicketless.

Many Indian cricket fans lambasted Bumrah for his performance in the WTC final, many even questioned his ability to perform in knock-out games.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

However, as all champions do, Jasprit Bumrah came out all guns blazing in the first Test against England as he moved the ball both ways at high pace to leave the home side in a tangle.

Bumrah claimed four wickets in the first innings before claiming his 6th five-wicket-haul in the second innings.

Speaking to Sony Sports, Johnny Bairstow termed Jasprit Bumrah as a world class bowler.

“Well, I can’t tell you all the discussions (about Bumrah), look we know that Bumrah has got amazing skills, doesn’t he?” Jonny Bairstow said in a con-call arranged by broadcaster Sony ahead of the second.

“With his action, he (Bumrah) varies on the crease as to where his delivery points are, and we all know as well and he (is) slightly different in his action with his run up and then just his action in general,” said Bairstow.

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the few bowlers in the current era who has proven his worth in all three formats of the game, something, Jonny Bairstow reckoned we should credit the champion bowler for.

“We got to give him (Bumrah) credit, he is a world-class bowler, isn’t it, we have seen that in the IPL, we have seen that in white-ball cricket for India and also in red-ball cricket.” said Jonny Bairstow.

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