Jasprit Bumrah can become Virat Kohli of Indian bowling, says Mohammad Kaif

Kaif is highly impressed with India's premier fast bowling weapon.

Jasprit Bumrah's rise has been incredible to watch | Getty

Highly impressed with his performance and progression at the highest level, Mohammad Kaif has said that the young Jasprit Bumrah has a bright future ahead of himself and even compared his prowess with the might of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. 

Speaking at an event to Hindustan Times, the former Indian cricketer said that Jasprit Bumrah has what it takes to become the Virat Kohli of Indian bowling across all formats of the game. 

"India has a lot of options in fast bowling now. Bumrah is doing really well, he can become the Virat Kohli of bowling. He has got everything now," said Kaif, "I saw him recently and he can bowl the outswinger also...I saw him at Trivandrum and though he can bring the ball in, he can bowl the fast yorker, he has a slower one and now he has got the outswinger going, In such a short career he has achieved a lot and will be an asset in the coming days,”

The earnest player, best known for his fielding during those good old days, also talked about the recently held five-match Test series in England, where he believes that the team let the series slip out of their grasp despite being in good positions and should've won. 

“I think in England we should have won easily by 3-2. They had a young team and we had a good chance on paper. I think we missed the important moments,” he said, “Low scoring chases in the fourth innings we couldn’t pull them off. Having said that the conditions were very tough with the ball seaming and swinging,” 

“England was tough because the ball was doing a lot. In Australia, there won’t be a lot of movement," he assessed on being asked about India's chances during the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, "The wickets there are hard, so there will be bounce but no movement. India should do much better,” and signed off. 


By Kashish Chadha - 03 Nov, 2018

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