Ashish Nehra has lauded Jasprit Bumrah for his performance in the Test between India and England. Bumrah dismissed 18 batsmen at an average of 20.83 in the four Tests against England.
His six-over spell changed the game in India’s favour at The Oval. Ashish Nehra stated that Bumrah doesn’t repeat his mistakes which makes him a special bowler.
“The most important thing for me is that Jasprit Bumrah does not repeat his mistakes. When you see the stats, in the first match he had probably taken five wickets, dismissed 7-8 batsmen in the Nottingham Test but after that, it is not that he has 30 wickets in the series. He did not get the wickets also in an odd Test but the way he bounced back and he knows very well when he needs to put in the effort.”
The former pacer highlighted that Bumrah is a quick learner. “Jimmy Anderson has a lot of experience. Bumrah is not the one who has played 100 Test matches already. But it is his strength that he learns quicker from others and he has the X-factor as well.” While he took nine wickets in the first Test match, he accumulated five wickets in the second and third Tests. Bumrah then bowled an important spell on the final day at the Oval to help the visitors register a memorable win.
“He took only two wickets but the way the game was going, when he bowled that spell, there was no chance for England to come back in the game. There was talk about the pitch being batsmen-friendly which I would say was the case as well, but the way he bowled the Yorker in Test matches, he removed the pitch totally from the equation.”