Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Picture Supply: YouTube)

Within the first ODI in opposition to England, Jasprit Bumrah put up an impressive efficiency with the ball and recorded his career-best numbers of 6/19 to steer India to a 10-wicket victory on the Oval. After a ferocious efficiency within the sequence opener, the pacer regained the highest spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings.

Bumrah has been known as one of the best all-format bowler on this planet proper now by numerous former cricketers, together with Nasser Hussain and Sachin Tendulkar. His performances within the current Check match, T20I sequence, and now within the ODI sequence made the specialists say so. However Salman Butt, former Pakistan skipper, believes that left-armer Shaheen Shah Afridi is on par with Bumrah.

“See, Shaheen hasn’t performed as a lot cricket however he’s among the many best possible. He’s at least him (Bumrah). In reality, Shaheen with expertise will solely get higher after which he has extra tempo and presents a unique angle,” Butt mentioned on his YouTube channel.

Butt lavished reward on the 2 high bowlers, believing them to be the best within the discipline with the brand new ball. As in comparison with Bumrah, Shaheen Afridi is new to the setup as a result of he entered the worldwide enviornment in 2018, 5 years after Bumrah made his debut in 2013. Consequently, he appeared in fewer matches than Bumrah, who has already established himself in worldwide cricket.

“See, each are world cricket’s best and watching them bowl is an thrilling expertise. It’s nice enjoyable to observe each Bumrah and Shaheen carry out, and the way in which they bowl with the brand new ball it feels as if a wicket can go down anytime. You don’t get this sense watching every other bowler,” he added.

There shouldn’t be any comparability: Butt

Shaheen Afridi has had a major affect in his temporary profession, due to some excellent performances that he had showcased over the course of time. One in every of his stand-out performances stays to be the one in opposition to India within the 2021 T20 World Cup’s group stage. Butt believes that, given the variety of video games they’ve each performed, there needs to be no comparability between the 2.

“Nonetheless, for a 20-year-old bowler to carry out within the method that he has is just not simple. Each are excellent. Clearly, Bumrah has performed much more and is an excellent performer so, in the intervening time, there shouldn’t be any comparability. One has performed so much, the opposite not a lot,” he acknowledged.