Jasprit Bumrah has been a consistent performer for India across all formats and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after being ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 due to a back injury.
Bumrah is considered one of the world’s best fast bowlers, playing for India in all three formats of the game on a regular basis. With the players complaining about the punishing schedule, the Indian team management has begun limiting the workload of its all-format players, including Bumrah, between important tours.
Bumrah Is The Most Complete Bowler Across All Formats: Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting, the legendary Australian cricketer, believes Bumrah is currently the “most complete bowler across Test, ODI, and T20 cricket.”
“He (Bumrah) is probably the most complete bowler across Test cricket, One Day cricket and T20 cricket in the world right now. Very good with the new ball when anyone decides to use him that way,” Ponting told ICC.
“India might think of giving him an over with the new ball in Australia (at the T20 World Cup) where it might swing but what you can guarantee is a couple of great high-quality death overs, which every team is looking for – someone that can execute slow balls and bouncers,” Ponting said.
“Not long ago, I was on the other side, learning, observing, and grasping everything I could. Which is why it means a lot to me to be able to use the knowledge I have today to help youngsters along the way”, Bumrah wrote while sharing a couple of pictures on his Instagram account showing him posing and speaking with the junior players.
Due to a back spasm, he has been out of action since India’s tour of England earlier this summer. His ability to pick wickets in the death overs and suffocate the opposition for runs has been crucial to the team’s success.
Bumrah’s absence was evident during India’s loss to Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the continental tournament on Sunday. The Indian pacers gave up 26 runs in the final two overs as Pakistan chased down the 182-run goal with one delivery to spare.