Jasprit Bumrah became the first bowler in history to claim the No.1 ranking in all three formats of the game – Test, ODIs, and T20Is.
The groundbreaking announcement was made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on February 7th, marking a significant milestone in Bumrah’s illustrious career.
Bumrah’s remarkable achievement underscores his unparalleled talent, dedication, and consistency across all formats of cricket, cementing his status as one of the most formidable bowlers in international cricket.
Bumrah’s journey to the pinnacle of Test bowling rankings culminated with his stellar performance in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam.
During this key match, Bumrah delivered a masterful display of skill, claiming remarkable match figures of 9/91.
His exceptional bowling performance played a pivotal role in India’s resounding series-levelling victory, propelling him to the zenith of Test bowling rankings for the first time in his career.
Before his ascension to the No.1 spot in Test cricket, Bumrah had already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the limited-overs formats.
In July 2022, Bumrah attained the top ranking in ODIs. Similarly, he also clinched the top spot in T20Is, further solidifying his reputation as a match-winner across all formats.
Bumrah’s ascendancy to the top of the Test bowling rankings saw him dethrone his Indian teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, who had held the coveted position previously.
With this remarkable feat, Bumrah joins the elite ranks of cricketing legends, becoming only the fourth player from India – and the first fast bowler – to achieve the distinction of being ranked No.1 across all three formats, alongside Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Bishan Bedi.
The significance of Bumrah’s achievement extends beyond his individual accolades, serving as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers worldwide.
His meteoric rise from humble beginnings to cricketing stardom exemplifies the power of perseverance, talent, and hard work.
In addition to his extraordinary bowling skills, Bumrah’s milestone of reaching 150 Test wickets in just 34 matches further solidifies his status as one of the premier fast bowlers in modern cricket.
His remarkable achievement positions him as the second-fastest Asian bowler to reach this milestone, a testament to his remarkable consistency and impact on the game.
With his name now etched in cricketing legends, Jasprit Bumrah stands as a shining example of cricketing greatness, inspiring generations of cricketers to reach for the stars.