India’s premier fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah will not be taking part in the three-match home Test series against South Africa. He has been ruled out the series owing to a stress fracture. Former Indian cricketer, Ashish Nehra has said that Bumrah’s unorthodox action is not the reason behind his stress fracture.
Nehra is of the opinion that Bumrah will be as lethal with the ball in hand as he was before the injury when he returns to the Indian side.
“Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn’t need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won’t be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace,” Nehra told PTI during an interaction.
“His action is not that unconventional as it is made out to be. The alignment of his body at the time of delivery is perfect.
“The only aspect that is not copybook is his left hand (works like a pivot), which doesn’t go up. Even then, his action is 10 times better than Malinga. Malinga’s knees, back leg bends giving a look of a javelin thrower,” said Nehra.
Bumrah has taken 62 wickets in 12 Tests, 103 wickets in 58 ODIs and 51 wickets in 42 T20Is. He has emerged as one of the best fast bowlers in the world of cricket. He recently had a great Test series against West Indies, where he scalped twin fifers and a hat-trick.