Fast-bowling attacks all over the world have made rapid progress over the past few years. Nevertheless, former Indian paceman Venkatesh Prasad picked one, which according to him stand head and shoulders above the rest. When speaking to Times of India, Venkatesh Prasad named the best pace attack currently.
According to him, the bowling attack comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the best at present. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar has struggled aplenty with injuries of late, the rest three are relatively active. As far as Tests are concerned, Bumrah, Shami, and Ishant Sharma have made India a competitive side in sub-continent and overseas. Umesh Yadav has also stepped up as a potent second-fiddle.
With the help of them, India pushed England and South Africa to their limits on their home turf while securing a series in Australia in 2018. Venkatesh Prasad feels that all four are hugely talented and that equal credit goes to captain Virat Kohli as well, who has backed and pushed them relentlessly.
“The present set of fast bowling is one of the best in the world. With (Jasprit) Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, and a couple of other guys as well. The current Indian bowling attack under Virat is amazing, talented, and best in the world.”
Venkatesh Prasad laments the lack of good bowling partners in old times:
The 50-year old went on to hail Zaheer Khan during old times; however, lamented the lack of stable bowling partners for him. The likes of Ashish Nehra, Ajit Agarkar, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar all came for short bursts but couldn’t be consistent.
“Zaheer Khan was the one guy who was extremely successful. But he didn’t have good partners. They came and went. Ashish Nehra was there for some time, Ajit Agarkar continued for a while, then there was RP Singh who came in, Praveen Kumar was there.”