Kapil Dev lauded Jasprit Bumrah for his consistent performance in Test cricket. Bumrah recently surpassed Kapil Dev to become the fastest Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets, by reaching the landmark in 24 Test matches. Kapil had reached the milestone in 25 games.
“I would really like to praise Bumrah because I know what it takes to pick 100 wickets on such surfaces, to go with the fact that it’s not easy to bowl with that kind of action. Despite that, he has made such an impact on the Indian team. Hats off to him,” Kapil told ABP News.
Kapil, who took 434 Test wickets in his career, was mighty impressed with Bumrah’s performance across various countries.
“When he began, we wondered whether he would be able to play Test cricket for India. Of course, he was good in ODIs and T20Is, but ever since he entered the cauldron of Test cricket, he’s been sensational… be it in West Indies, Australia or England. You can say that he is the world’s top bowler,” he said.
“Absolutely brilliant. I keep saying that our pitches have become a lot more favourable. That is why so many fast bowlers are emerging in our country. Despite not having their main strike bowler, India have the type who creates an impact. This is when Bhuvneshwar is not even there.”