Jasprit Bumrah has been ruling the roost in international cricket since 2016. He made his debut in the T20I and ODI formats in 2016 and instantly became a household name in limited overs cricket.
He was then integrated into the Test side in 2018 in India’s tour of South Africa and he delivered the goods with perfection. Bumrah had bagged 14 wickets in 3 matches in that tour and he was touted to be the next big-thing in Indian cricket.
And he wasn’t fazed with that big tag. Bumrah has been consistently playing well and despite grappling through a spate of injuries, India still relies on his brilliance during crunch moments and tournaments.
In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Jasprit Bumrah can go down as one of the best all-format players:
1. Incredible stock delivery
Jasprit Bumrah’s stock delivery is his toe-crushing yorker. Time and again, he has bamboozled the opposition batters with his fiery yorkers and this has been his major weapon.
Bumrah’s yorker is feared by all and several top-flight cricketers haven’t been able to have a success mantra against his menacing yorker. He rarely misses the spot and has been sending shivers down the spines of the opposition batters.
2. Delivers the goods even when the team has its backs against the wall
Time and again, Jasprit Bumrah has stepped up when it matters the most. He has won matches for India from places where a victory was unimaginable. In the 2nd T20I between India and England in Nagpur in 2017, Bumrah had successfully defended 8 runs when the team was under the pump.
Most recently, Jasprit Bumrah had scythed through the batting department of South Africa in the 2nd Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground. He had bagged 6 wickets in the 2nd innings of South Africa and incidentally, it was the shortest Test match ever.
3. Jasprit Bumrah has a great record
The 30-year-old pacer already has a terrific record up his sleeve. He has played 33 Test matches so far and has taken 146 wickets. In ODIs and T20Is, Bumrah has bagged 149 and 74 wickets respectively.
These are incredible stats and speaks volumes about the prowess of Bumrah. Out of the several sensational records to his name, his record of taking 2 maidens in an over in T20Is is noteworthy. He is 3rd in the list of most maidens in an innings in a T20I match.
This game was played in Mirpur in 2016 versus Pakistan.