Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was instrumental in Mumbai Indians’ Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title triumph. Bumrah picked 20 wickets in the IPL 2017 and finished third on the list of highest wicket-takers. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has now heaped praise on young pacer.Also Read - T20 World Cup: Bowling in Nets and Bowling in Match is Completely Different, Writes Mohammad Kaif on Hardik Pandya's Bowling Fitness
Rohit believes Bumrah is doing a great job and has all the abilities to be the Number one bowler in the world. “I would prefer not to say that he is the world’s best T20 bowler because, right now, he is doing a great job. I would like him to continue to do well. All those things when he sees will only add pressure on him. I don’t want to say anything,” said Rohit while addressing a press conference in Mumbai. Also Read - T20 World Cup: How Inswinger And Googly Could Cause Trouble For Indian Team
Bumrah not only bowled brilliantly in the playoffs and final but was impressive throughout the season. Also Read- Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble want fast bowling coach for Team India, Harbhajan suggests Zaheer’s name Also Read - IPL Auction Highlights: RPSG Group Takes Lucknow with 7000 Crore Bid, CVC Capital Bags Ahmedabad
“He knows what his capabilities are. He has shown it throughout the tournament when he came to bowl the Super Over to probably the best T20 batters in Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum, defending 11 runs. He has got all the abilities to be No. 1 bowler in the world, for sure,” the Mumbai Indians skipper added.
Shane Bond, the Mumbai Indians bowling coach, also felt that the pacer is doing a superb job and will play Test cricket for India in the years to come. Also Read- IPL 2017: Krunal Pandya no longer lives in younger brother Hardik’s shadow
“He has always been put under pressure in our team to bowl the pressure overs because he has got the skills and the temperament to do it. And I think he has done it both for Mumbai and for India,” said Bond.
“I think he will definitely play Test cricket and be a world class bowler across all formats,” he added.
Bumrah is part of India’s Champions Trophy squad, and he will be looking to continue his impressive show at the highest level as well. India will face Bangladesh and New Zealand in the warm-up matches before opening their campaign against rivals Pakistan on June 04.