USA vs IND: Irfan Pathan bluntly declares Jasprit Bumrah as India's greatest bowler, burying legendary names

Updated - 10 Jun 2024, 02:31 PM

Jasprit Bumrah and Irfan Pathan
Jasprit Bumrah and Irfan Pathan. Image Credit: X

Former Indian all-rounder and commentator, Irfan Pathan, has showered rich praise on Jasprit Bumrah after his match-winning performance during Team India’s six-run win over Pakistan in their Group A clash of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in New York on June 9.

Bumrah’s exceptional spell of 3/14 in his quota of four overs played a key role in India's narrow yet remarkable win over the Pakistan cricket team in a thrilling low-scoring contest at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

After the intense India-Pakistan clash in New York, Pathan expressed his admiration for Bumrah's consistency and reliability and compared the pacer with an Indian bank. He further mentioned that Bumrah's ability to consistently deliver precise deliveries always keeps India in the game.

Irfan Pathan hails Jasprit Bumrah's heroics in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup 2024 thriller

The commentator further went on to hail Bumrah as the best white-ball bowler India has ever produced. Pathan also emphasized his unparalleled stature in Indian cricket history, asserting that no other bowler comes close to his caliber in the white-ball format.

Bumrah's stellar performance not only secured a crucial victory for India but also reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s best bowlers, and Pathan reiterated that his unmatched prowess and impact make him the best white ball bowler in the history of Indian cricket.

Irfan Pathan said on Star Sports: “I said in the commentary box before Jasprit Bumrah was about to bowl his last two overs, I said that he is Indian bank. He is so safe. He is such a great bowler that you know that any time he will come to bowl he will bowl those line and length and which will keep the Indian team in the game and that's a special ability. He is the best white ball Indian bowler in the history of the game and that's period. No one comes close to him. He is the best white ball bowler in the history of Indian cricket. This is Jasprit Bumrah for you.”

Jasprit Bumrah puts terror in the batters' minds: Waqar Younis

Meanwhile, Waqar Younis, a former Pakistan fast-bowling legend, lauded Bumrah's bowling prowess, his unique action, and his ability to instill fear in the batters. Reflecting on Bumrah's unorthodox yet effective bowling style, Younis highlighted the challenge batters face in picking his deliveries, blaming it on the psychological impact of facing a bowler of his caliber.

Younis also praised Bumrah's capacity to maintain pressure on the batters even when delivering unexpected full tosses, which shows the mental intimidation he imposes on opponents.

Speaking about Bumrah's unique bowling action, the former Pakistan coach said that his whippy motion and hyper-extension make things difficult for the batters while reading his deliveries.

Furthermore, Younis hailed Bumrah's versatility, saying his ability to excel in diverse playing conditions strengthened his world-class status. Notably, it was Pakistan’s second loss in a row in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, making it tough for them to progress in the tournament.

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