Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal in Test cricket since making his debut against South Africa in 2018. In his first year in Whites, he took 49 wickets to finish among the top wicket-takers in the world. There was a view that he was more suited to limited overs cricket and could get injured if exposed to five-day game. But Bumrah proved doubters wrong with fine display of bowling with the red ball. Chief selector MSK Prasad is a relieved man now with Bumrah’s emphatic performance in the longest format of the game.
“There were many theories that this kid shouldn’t be exposed to the longer format. Since he has a peculiar action, which can lead him to injuries. In fact, the selection committee and team management thought the other way round, If this kid can get stronger without making any changes to his action, he can prove to be effective in the longer format, especially while playing abroad,” Prasad was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.