Former Aussie captain and one of the sharpest minds in world cricket, Ricky Ponting, recently made a bold statement on Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi.

Jasprit and Afridi have been superb in the shortest format of the game. While the Indian pacer has taken 69 wickets in 58 T20Is, Shaheen has dismissed 47 batters in 40 games.

The two premier fast bowlers are equally good with the new ball and in the death overs. Ponting had a tough time picking one.

“How to choose a better bowler. They are two of the best bowlers in the world across formats,” he said.

He eventually went with the more experienced Bumrah.

“I will go with experienced Jasprit Bumrah. He has played more cricket in Australia and has been a part of more global tournaments,” he added.

The two will come face-to-face when India and Pakistan clash on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

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