Australia vs India 2018-19: Chief of Selector MSK Prasad Hails Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami
Chief of Selectors, MSK Prasad has lavishly praised Indian National Cricket team fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami along with their bowling coach Bharat Arun. Meanwhile, the Indian fast bowlers enjoyed a great 2018 with Bumrah and Shami finishing with 49 and 47 Test wickets respectively.
Moreover, a lot of credit goes to the bowling coach Bharat Arun, who has worked tirelessly to make the Indian bowling attack one of the best in the world. MSK Prasad has praised the duo of Bumrah and Shami and has hailed the work which Arun has done with the bowlers in the team.
“Trust me, had Jasprit played those two Tests against West Indies, he wouldn’t have played all four Test against Australia. The support staff has really monitored him well. He is now fitter and stronger and with Bharath Arun continuously working with him, he has improved as a bowler,” Prasad told PTI.
MSK Prasad heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah for putting in a lot of hardwork and saying that he has worked with a plan.
“But a lot of credit should go to Jasprit because Arun gave him a plan but it was up to him to make the effort to implement the plan. He has really worked hard. When we first picked him, so many were skeptical whether it was prudent to pick a white ball specialist but at the end of the year, we can all see the results,” he added.
Prasad praises Mohammed Shami
MSK Prasad went on to praise Shami and his craft of bowling and said that he is really impressed to see Shami enjoy his fitness routines, which wasn’t the case earlier.
“Shami was one such bowler, who has of late started enjoying fitness routines, which wasn’t the case earlier. Trainer Shankar Basu has prepared an exclusive chart for him, which he follows religiously now. His craft as a fast bowler was never doubted but it was his fitness that used to let him down. If you saw, he was bowling 140 plus in the last Tests in England and Australia. Shami’s fitness has been the biggest plus for him,” Prasad concluded.