Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir feels Jasprit Bumrah is the best T20 bowler in the world and there is no need to compare him with Pakistan quick Shaheen Afridi. Bumrah and Afridi will play an important role in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. The bowlers will come face to face in the campaign opener between India and Pakistan on October 24.
Amir further added the 21-year old Pakistan quick has a long way to cover before he can match Bumrah.
“See, comparing Shaheen with Bumrah at this point would be foolish because Shaheen is young and he is learning. And Bumrah has been doing well for India since so long and currently, I think he is the best T20 bowler, especially in the death over,” Amir said on the YouTube channel ‘Uncut’.
“But Shaheen is Pakistan’s best bowler at the moment, given the way he has been performing in the last year, year-and-a-half. So, this promises to be a good contest. Bumrah bowls brilliantly with the new ball and among youngsters, Shaheen is the best when the ball is new.”
Amir believes Pakistan have an edge over India in the bowling department. “As far as fast bowling is concerned, Pakistan are better. Hasan Ali and Shaheen are doing well and Haris Rauf too. These are the best T20 bowlers in the death overs. From India’s point of view, Bhuvi was struggling in the IPL, so Bumrah is the only one you can say is bowling well,” added the former pacer.