The major highlight of the modern-day Indian National Cricket Team is all about their fast-bowling department. They have got the lethal fast bowlers, who can deliver the goods across the formats with ease, irrespective of the conditions. Speaking of the same, the former skipper of the Indian team Kapil Dev quoted that the emergence of fast bowlers has changed the face of the Indian cricket.
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All the pacers in the team have the ability to reverse the ball on wickets which offer it, a reason for their success in Test cricket. India rode on Mohammed Shami’s brilliant spell in the second innings of the first Test on a docile pitch in Visakhapatnam when he claimed a five-wicket haul to help the hosts beat South Africa by 203 runs.
Previously in West Indies, Bumrah was India’s wrecker-in-chief as he picked 13 wickets at an average of just 9.23. And also, Ishant Sharma has become an experienced bowler while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the master of swing conditions.
I am proud of the quality in Indian bowling – Kapil Dev
Speaking of the same, Kapil Dev quoted that he never expected India to become such a dominating country as far as fast bowling is concerned. The former skipper added that every fast bowler in the Indian team has become a match-winner for the team.
“Aisa pace attack humne dekha nahi tha, socha bhi nahi tha (we have not seen such a pace attack and never thought about it). So one does not have to say anything and yes without any doubt, in the last four-five years the fast bowlers have changed the face of Indian cricket,” he said.
“No issues about that (not being in the top 10 bowlers). How effective he (Shami) has been for the team is more important. You have seen him. Great to see him doing well and that’s the bottom line. Today it is about their life. I am proud of the quality of Indian fast bowlers. They have come in numbers,” he said during a promotional event.
Well, as Kapil Dev said, the Indian National Team has witnessed enormous heights following the incredible show from the fast bowlers. The likes Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India to scale new heights.