Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan has heaped praises on Jasprit Bumrah and different lower-order Indian batters for contributing with essential runs. India had been reeling at 98/5 whereas batting first towards England within the ongoing fifth and closing rescheduled Take a look at match at Edgbaston. However middle-orders batter Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja scored sensible centuries to information India to 416 runs within the first innings. Bumrah, on the quantity ten place, performed a superb cameo, scoring an unbeaten 31 off 16 runs.
The 28-year-old pacer scored 29 runs in Stuart Broad’s 18th over and broke Brian Lara’s document for many runs scored in a single over of a Take a look at match. Broad conceded 35 runs in that over which proved to be the most costly over in Take a look at cricket historical past. Bumrah’s knock may show a vital one as India gained the Lord’s Take a look at (2nd match) final 12 months after Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah performed essential unbeaten knocks of 56 and 34 runs respectively. Zaheer additionally identified the significance of this knock and praised India’s lower-order batters for his or her current contribution with the bat.
“The best way Bumrah batted displays the crew’s optimistic mindset. The momentum is now with India. On this whole England sequence, the lower-order’s contribution, be it (Mohammad) Shami, (Shardul) Thakur or Bumrah, has been vastly important. We had seen Bumrah do effectively at Lord’s as effectively. Not solely him, all of the Indian lower-order batters try to get higher at their batting than the place they’re now.” Zaheer Khan informed to Cricbuzz.
The added duty has made Jasprit Bumrah extra agile: Zaheer Khan
In the meantime, the right-arm pacer can be captaining crew India within the absence of normal skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy KL Rahul. Bumrah’s heroics took followers right down to the reminiscence lane when former Indian batter Yuvraj Singh smashed Broad for 36 runsin 2007. Zaheer highlighted that Bumrah’s new function as a skipper has made him extra agile.
“It was a vastly entertaining over. It was stunning that the bowler was Broad once more. Bumrah whacking Broad jogged my memory of Yuvraj’s six sixes. Everybody was questioning what captaincy would do to Bumrah. The added duty appears to have made him extra agile. The strike fee at which he scored these 30 runs was essential,” he added.